Kenyan Journalist’s Heartfelt Message After Hosting Last Sky News Show

Kimberley Leonard, the Kenyan News anchor who graced the screens of London-based Sky News, has formally bid farewell to the station, bringing her seven-year stint at the media stable to an end. 

Her last appearance coincided with the aggressive coverage of the UK airspace which encountered technical challenges leading to plane delays that impacted a multitude of passengers.

The parting shot featured a conversation with Sky News’ science correspondent, Thomas Moore, followed by a seamless transition to a weather update.

I’m so overwhelmed right now. That was quite a shift! Thank you so much for watching and for all the messages. I nearly didn’t get through the weather,” she stated.

Kimberly Leonard.


“Can you imagine – a breaking aviation story for my last shift! We’ve got the latest – and you can stream us on YouTube if you’re already at the airport,” she tweeted at the beginning of her show.

Her colleagues conveyed their sentiments of sadness as she departed, acknowledging her pivotal role at the station.

Sad to see the very talented Kimberley Leonard leaving Sky News, going out on a day of breaking news of near-chaos in the air and chaos over sexism in Spanish football. Nenda kwa amani na bahati mzuri (Go well and good luck),” stated Sky News producer Anwar Tambe.

My memory. Green stones on a black background, are the perfect combination. We will miss you,” stated Mechanical Engineer Sérgio Fernandes.

Born and bred in Kenya, Leonard started her career working in radio. she then moved to the United Arab Emirates where she worked as a reporter for the Dubai One‘s nightly news for over seven years. 

Thereafter, she relocated to Qatar where she got a position at Al Jazeera English, based in Doha. 

In 2015, she joined Sky News, taking up the following shows; Sky Midnight News, Sky News Sunrise, Live at Five and Press Preview’. 

Kimberley Leonard with colleagues at the Sky News offices.


Kimberley Leonard

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