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Talk Radio

News Manager

Satellite News Network


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Satellite Coordinator



Scan International

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Digital Spy Forums - ITV News launch breakfast show to rival Sky [cached]

The ITV News Channel's future may be in doubt, but this has not stopped the network hiring Scott Chisholm to host a new breakfast show.

Chisholm was part of the original Sky News presenting team when the UK's first rolling news channel launched in 1988 and hosted the network's World News Tonight for five years.He left Sky News in 1993 after a newsroom fracas with fellow presenter Chris Mann.
Since then Chisholm has worked for Talk Radio as a presenter and co-anchored the Five breakfast show for 18 months after it launched in 1997.
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I haven't seen or heard Scott Chisholm since he left Sky News, I used to enjoy Sky News when it launched, Scott Chisholm used to be a great news reader, wonder how he will get on at ITV, will they let him add his little bits of humour to the programme?

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Scott Chisholm
> From Media UK's The Knowledge.
Scott Chisholm is a former television newsreader and radio presenter.
Scott started his career in 1970 on the New Zealand newspaper Otago Daily Times where he completed a three year cadetship in 18 months.In 1974 he moved onto the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Sydney where he spent two years working as a reporter in both radio and television.Between 1976 and 1979 he worked for Channel Ten in Sydney where he produced and presented the nightly news and Australia's first crime programme Police File.It was while working for Channel Ten that Scott won two awards for his coverage of the Blue Mountain Bushfires.
In 1980 he conducted a three month assignment in Tehran as a Satellite Co-ordinator for Visnews (now Reuters).He was arrested a total of six times and on the last occasion was to be charged with spying until he was released from prison by mistake which enabled him to be smuggled out of the country.
In 1987 he became News Manager for Satellite News Network where he was part of a team developing a News Distribution system via a European satellite.
Between June and December 1988 he formed Scan International, a Satellite and Media Services consultancy where he designed and operated satellite coverage of Sport Aid, which remains the largest ever satellite exercise in the history of British Telecom.
He joined Sky News when it launched in 1989 and remained there until 1993 when he was abruptly fired after a newsroom brawl with fellow presenter Chris Mann, who was himself fired a few days later.
In May 1993 he co-hosted Granada Television's This Morning, and in 1994 Scott set up a media training company called Media Counsellors.
He began working for Talk Radio UK at its launch in 1995 and after being moved around the schedule in its early days he eventually settled in as the host of the mid- morning news and current affairs phone- in.He remained in this slot until 1999 when he left the station of his own accord.In 1997, he briefly became a newsreader for Channel 5 in Britain upon its launch.
He is the son of New Zealand media mogul Sam Chisholm.During the 2003 Iraq War, he hosted a daily phone-in on the Real Radio network.
Some or all material in this page has been adapted from the Scott Chisholm entry (, or others, in Wikipedia (, the free encyclopedia.

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