Sky News anchors tell what it's like behind the camera to St George’s College Sixth Formers

Earlier this week, the Lower Sixth at St George’s College, Weybridge were given the opportunity to gain an inside perspective of broadcasting when Sky News' Eamonn Holmes and Old Georgian and ex-Head Girl, Isabel Webster, revealed the truth behind the camera. 

Not only did the longest serving breakfast anchor and a future broadcasting star keep the students entertained, they also revealed the pressures one has to face when relaying devastating newscasts whilst hosting the Sky News’ Breakfast programme, Sunrise.

Students were fascinated to learn that a job which appears to be glamorous and exciting is exciting, but it also demands long hours, early starts and a lot of standing around in all weathers.

This did not deter some of the students as Eamonn and Isabel inspired some to consider a career in journalism and broadcasting. The talk also made Sixth Formers aware of the value of dedication and commitment in the quest to follow one’s dreams. Eamonn had aspired to be a broadcaster from the age of 11, whilst Isabel had decided on this career after studying Politics and Theology at the University of Bristol and gaining a Post-Graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University.

The lecture was voted as one of the best of the series so our thanks go to Eamonn and Isabel who, despite an early morning start at 3.30am, gave their time so willing to talk to our students. 

5 March 2015

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