The Latest with Laura Jayes

The Latest with Laura Jayes was an Australian television news and commentary program broadcast weeknights on Sky News Australia.[1] The program was hosted by Laura Jayes until she took maternity leave in 2017. The program covers a range of news and politics, as well as interviews.[2]

The Latest with Laura Jayes
Title card of The Latest with Laura Jayes
GenreNews, current affairs, commentary
Presented byLaura Jayes (2016–2017)
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
Running time1 hour (inc. adverts)
Original networkSky News Australia
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release18 January 2016 (2016-01-18)

Jayes has described the program as "a real point of difference in the evenings", referring to being the only female program presenter in primetime on Sky News Live.[3]

The series premiered on 18 January 2016 at 7pm AEDST[4] replacing the last hour of Reporting Live which was cut from two hours to a single hour, airing live from Monday to Thursday. From 25 April 2016, to accommodate the relaunch of The Bolt Report, The Latest moved timeslots to an hour earlier at 6pm AEST replacing Reporting Live which entered hiatus and from that week added a Friday airing.[5][6][7]

The program is broadcast from the Sky News centre in the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Park.

Tom Connell, Ashleigh Gillon, Caroline Marcus and Helen Dalley have served as substitute anchors.[8] Gillon and Dalley have been serving as main hosts due to Jayes being on maternity leave. It was announced in September 2017 that Jayes would return from leave as host of The Morning Shift and not The Latest.[9][10]


  1. Knox, David (17 January 2016). "Airdate: The Latest with Laura Jayes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. "Laura Jayes to host new Sky News show". The Courier-Mail. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. Byrnes, Holly (14 May 2016). "Sky News' signing of Peta Credlin shines spotlight on growing number of women with election voice". Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. "New roles for Laura Jayes & Brooke Corte at Sky News". Mediaweek. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. Knox, David (21 March 2016). "The Bolt Report shifting to SKY News". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  6. Perry, Kevin (21 March 2016). "Andrew Bolt confirmed for new nightly show on Sky News". Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  7. Knox, David (20 April 2016). "Airdate: The Bolt Report (on SKY News)". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  8. "TRANSCRIPT - SKY NEWS THE LATEST - 21 JULY 2016". Michelle Rowland MP. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  9. Knox, David (11 September 2017). "Laura Jayes takes on Morning Shift". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  10. "Sky news anchor Laura Jayes brings first baby into press gallery". The Daily Telegraph. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
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