Award-winning journalist Isabel Oakeshott joins TalkTV as panellist and International Editor

AWARD-winning journalist and broadcaster Isabel Oakeshott has today joined TalkTV.

The former Sunday Times Political Editor, 47, will be a regular commentator and panellist on Tom Newton Dunn’s major evening news and current affairs show. 

She will also be the TV station’s International Editor, reporting on key events from around the world, when she returns to The Sun’s parent company News UK. 

Isabel said:  “I’m delighted to be returning to News UK, which is both a bastion of free speech and home to a wealth of world-class journalistic talent. 

“I’m excited to be joining Tom’s show as a regular commentator, as it seeks to redefine broadcast news and current affairs for contemporary audiences. 

“And in my new role as International Editor, I look forward to reporting on the ground, on the biggest global news stories across the globe.”


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Isabel's many scoops include an expose of diplomatic telegrams written by British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, leading to his resignation. 

She has co-authored multiple high profile non-fiction books, including Life Support, on the state of the NHS; Call Me Dave, an unauthorised biography of former Prime Minister David Cameron; White Flag?, on the state of the UK armed forces; and Farmageddon, an investigation into the true cost of cheap meat. 

The latter, written with a charity, has been translated into five languages. 

President of broadcasting at News UK Scott Taunton called her one of the most well known and influential journalists and broadcasters in the UK, adding: "I'm delighted she is joining the TalkTV schedule."

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He said: “TalkTV will be a new voice for viewers who are interested in straight talking opinions and expert insight on news and current affairs.

"The channel has been designed for the streaming age and will be accessible on linear TV as well as via social and on demand programming.”

TalkTV will launch on April 25 across linear TV platforms, some streaming services and social media.

Piers Morgan Uncensored will be fronted by the Sun columnist, 57, and will provide a fearless forum for lively, intelligent debate and agenda-setting interviews.

Sharon Osbourne will also front her own prime time show, joining many big names already announced.

The former X Factor judge, 69, will bring her fearless persona and decades of presenting experience to TalkTV's newest prime time spot.

For an hour every weeknight, she will host five opinionated famous faces as they hash out the big issues of the day.

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And viewers can look forward to the powerhouse presenter discussing topics from politics and crime, to health and entertainment.

TalkRadio's daytime talent, including Julia Hartley-Brewer, Mike Graham, Ian Collins and Jeremy Kyle will also be broadcast on TalkTV

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