Squires will be in charge of output across all Sky platforms including television, mobile, social media and radio. She will also head up special programming including Sky News documentaries, debate programmes and the weekly panel show, The Pledge.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “Cristina is one of the most accomplished and experienced people in the news industry. She has a strong record of leading and inspiring teams and making bold decisions. I know she will be a dynamic and creative force in the newsroom and I look forward to working with her.”
She has over 20 years of experience working as a journalist for ITN holding a variety of positions throughout her career. She joins Sky from 5 News where she is Editor, leading a team of 50 staff to deliver daily news programming for the channel.
In recent weeks a number of high-profile Sky News anchors have announced their departure including Eamonn Holmes, Jeremy Thompson and Mark Longhurst.