Sky News CEO Angelos Frangopoulos sacks Mark Latham

The news comes following a number of comments ridiculing Sky News’ colleagues and an ABC broadcaster

The chief executive of Sky News Angelos Frangopoulos yesterday sacked contributor Mark Latham. Frangopoulos tweeted late in the afternoon Latham’s contract had been terminated following a number of comments ridiculing Sky News’ colleagues and more recently Sydney ABC broadcaster Wendy Harmer. He also made comments, labelled inappropriate and bullying, about a Sydney schoolboy.

A Twitter account, @RealMarkLatham, previously used by Latham was activated for the first time yesterday in over 18 months. One of those tweets said: “Sky execs gave Outsiders [One of Latham’s regular Sky News’ programs] every encouragement, always urging us on (love ratings), so thanks for everything, up to point of thrown under bus”.

After hearing the news yesterday, Wendy Harmer commented: “Never tried to get Mark sacked. Just, as I said, a simple apology for a wrongful statement.” She then added: “And I DO NOT CONDONE the nasty stuff on Twitter. He, like me, has a family who will find it very hurtful.”

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