Chief Political Reporter Kieran Gilbert will take time out from SKY News from late September to host FOX Sports coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
He joins George Gregan, Tim Horan and Phil Kearns plus the voice of Rugby in Australia, Greg Clark.
“My two great interests are politics and sport, so after 17 years covering politics I can’t wait to launch into some sport as well,” Gilbert said.
“I’m hugely excited to be joining FOX Sports for one of the biggest sporting competitions in the world, working alongside Wallabies legends Phil Kearns, George Gregan and Tim Horan among others. It’ll be an honour and I can’t wait to cover all the action with them.”
FOX Sports Head of Television, Steve Crawley, said: “Kieran is a world class television host. When we called him to check on his interest in the Rugby World Cup he said he was taking holidays from SKY News and would be watching every minute.
“We said we might be able to make it a bit more interesting than that – and he jumped at our proposition to host FOX Sports coverage.”
Gilbert will return to SKY News in November.