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Wakeling to leave Sky Sports after 20 years

May 6, 2009

Sky’s managing director of sport and news, Vic Wakeling is to retire at the end of June after 20 years with the company. He leaves after 15 years as head of Sky Sports. Barney Francis has been promoted from within Sky Sports to take over Wakeling’s role and will report to Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch.

Sophie Turner-Laing will take responsibility for Sky News, as managing director, entertainment and news, with head of sky news, John Ryley, reporting to her.


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