The show will complement weeknight opinion show Paul Murray Live.
“I’m really excited to join SKY News for Hinch Live . I came very close to being dead there not so long ago — so this is really special.
“With a new show out of Melbourne, I think we can really add some excitement to Saturday and Sunday night viewing.
“It will be Live. We’ll engage social media. We’ll engage the audience. And I won’t pull any punches.”
Australian News Channel CEO, Angelos Frangopoulos said: “Derryn is one of the great Australian broadcasters and I’m delighted that he’s agreed to join SKY Newsat our new Melbourne studio centre.
“He’s a formidable journalist and I look forward to his insight and analysis on Hinch Live.”
Hinch has also written on his blog that he would have liked to hosted Today Tonight, but ‘carpet-strollers’ at Seven knew his style contradicted the show’s content.
“I think it’s a tragedy that Seven doesn’t have a nightly current affairs program. I suspect even the Adelaide and Perth versions will disappear next year. There is a welter of public interest stories and issues out there and you don’t have to fall back on cellulite, sports bras, fad diets and new fashion store openings.”
The SKY show begins 9pm Saturday January 31.