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Martin Stanford

Thomson Foundation

TV Presentation


Martin is an experienced and award-winning anchor/presenter hosting news and feature programming on radio, TV and digital outlets. Martin joined Sky News in 1990 at the height of the Gulf War and since then has anchored the channel’s coverage of some of the biggest breaking news stories, including the September 11th terrorist attacks on the US, the subsequent bombing of Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and the subsequent funeral.


- Martin’s broadcasting career stretches over thirty years. He started out presenting news, phone-in and discussion programmes for BBC Radio Oxford, then secured promotions to Radio Northampton and Radio Cambridgeshire before moving to the bi-media world of BBC South where he worked for both South Today and Radio Solent. - In 1989, he moved to the start-up BSB News service and later joined Sky News, after working as a Field Producer in Amman, Jordan during the first Gulf War. - He presented the skynews.com show for three years, winning the “Innovation of the Year” category at the prestigious Royal Television Society Journalism awards in 2008. - He presented the ground-breaking pre-election "half-web, half-TV" broadcast "50 Voices, 50 States" which was nominated for an RTS award in 2013. - Martin has also regularly anchored Sky News programmes on location, and presented Sky’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina from the disaster zone and coverage of the Israel – Lebanon conflict. He played a key role in the channel’s acclaimed coverage of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, travelling to Sri Lanka and interviewing many of the survivors and rescuers


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