Pagefield pounces for top Sky News politics producer

Written by Rod Muir on 12 July 2017 in News

Giles Winn was editor of the channel's Sunday morning flagship political show.

Pagefield has snapped up Sky News head of interviews Giles Winn as an associate partner.

The appointment is the latest hire at the public affairs firm after it recently bolstered its team of senior advisors with four new hires, including Boris Johnson’s former chief economic advisor Gerard Lyons.

Winn is set to start at Pagefield, which specialises in reputation management, campaigning and public affairs, in September 2017.

He makes the move into public affairs after eight years at Sky News, most recently leading the team that secures big news-making interviews.

Prior to this he was editor of Sky’s Sunday morning flagship political show Murnaghan, responsible for writing, researching and producing the show.

Sky’s Dermot Murnaghan responded to the news of Winn’s departure: "Giles' contribution to Sky News has been immense – especially when he ran my headline-making Sunday interview show.

“It's an old phrase, but couldn't be more apt in this case – our loss is Pagefield's gain."

Winn cut his teeth in broadcast news at Channel 5, where he was a package producer, programme editor and writer for 5 News.

Pagefield's retained public affairs clients include Airbnb, Advertising Association, Camelot, ITN and Kellogg's.

Pagefield chief executive Oliver Foster said: "We are thrilled to welcome Giles to the Pagefield family. His energy, expertise and experience, which spans the world of media and politics, make him a great fit for our brilliant, growing team. As we continue to strengthen our offer, I know that Giles’ background as a journalist, understanding of the media landscape and connections in the media and political world will be a huge advantage to our clients."

Winn said: "I’m really excited to be joining Pagefield. They’re an excellent agency with an impressive client roster and a great network. It’s a really exciting time for the business – with lots of opportunities for growth – and I can’t wait to get stuck in."

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