SKY News Weather has announced a new weather studio as it marks is 20th year.
It also welcomes Alison Osborne as a broadcast meteorologist. She was previously a Maritime Geospatial Officer with the Royal Australian Navy.
The new weather studio is described as “the most advanced in the country and will broadcast Live rolling updates, extended coverage during severe weather, and cutting-edge temperature and storm forecast graphics to keep Australians up-to-date on local and global weather-related news.”
Having first launched in 1999 under the name ‘Weather 21,’ SKY News Weather now broadcasts more than a thousand forecasts per month along with a wealth of other weather-related programming and an interactive digital weather service. On-air meteorologists include Chief Meteorologist Tom Saunders, Meteorologist Rob Sharpe, and Presenters Jaynie Seal, Samantha Chiari, Kristie Lloyd, Shelley Lee, Rachel Raez and Lucy Polkinghorne.
Paul Whittaker, SKY News Chief Executive said: “As we approach severe weather season, SKY News Weather is committed to delivering Australia’s most accurate and timely forecasts to keep Australians informed in new and engaging ways. Our investment in our new studio, graphics, and video-on-demand service highlights our commitment to viewers of Australia’s only 24-hour weather channel. The appointment of Alison comes at a pivotal time as we strengthen our weather team and as the channel marks 20 years on air.”