Alan Grady

Alan Grady began his career at ITN twenty years ago as one of the company’s first video-journalists. As a senior producer for BBC News, he led teams on numerous foreign assignments, including covering the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


As an Executive Producer with Sky News, Alan programme edited some of the biggest stories of the past few years, including the Charlie Hebdo shootings, the Tunisia beach attacks, and the Boston bombing.

Gill Penlington

Gill Penlington is  the editor of KayBurley@Breakfast on Sky News. She was Director of News and Event Programming for CNN International and was responsible for the network’s news programming and special coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is based in London. 


Gill was formerly editor of BBC Question Time, where she produced some of the show’s most highly rating editions during the MP’s expenses scandal. She also worked as a producer on BBC Newsnight. Gill has worked in the lobby of the UK Parliament with ITN, and started her career as a researcher in the House of Commons and at a think tank. Gill is also a mentor for the 2016 mentoring scheme.

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