Former RTS Young Journalist of the Year Hannah Thomas-Peter has been appointed Sky News’s first dedicated climate change correspondent.
The new position has been created to demonstrate the channel’s commitment to reporting on climate change.
Thomas-Peter will leave her position as Sky News’s US correspondent, after covering hard-hitting stories across the US, including the #MeToo movement, the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Trump presidency, the opioid drugs crisis and the rise of the far right.
The reporter also sailed around Britain as part of an expedition for a documentary analysing the effects of ocean plastics on the environment.
“I am delighted to take on this role at such a critical time,” said Thomas-Peter.
“Climate change is going to touch all of our lives in myriad ways, and it may come to define the way our children and grandchildren live.”
“I’m tremendously grateful to serve our viewers as they continue to seek high quality, hard hitting journalism on the issues that matter most to them. I can’t wait to get started.”
Head of Sky News, John Ryley added: “Hannah is perfectly suited to tackle the issues head on, she brings a wealth of experience from her current role in the US and has won several awards for her excellent journalism and reporting.
“Sky News will give its full weight and support to continue to set the agenda on the crisis of climate change.”