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FT welcomes former SkyNews reporter

June 10, 2019

Posted by Erica Thompson

Bethan Staton, a reporter and producer for SkyNews, has joined the FT as a full-time reporter covering news surrounding public policy.

At SkyNews, Staton reported on social affairs, including detention, Windrush and the gig economy.

She has covered social movements, and the politics of Jordan, Israel and Palestine. She has worked with outlets including the Guardian, New Statesman, LA Times, Middle East Eye, IRIN News, Al Jazeera and BBC World, and has spent nearly two years as a reporter and producer at Sky News.

Her work focuses on the lived reality of migrants, the consequences of displacement and the effect of hostile bordering policies in the UK and abroad. She has broken exclusive stories for Sky News on the impact of Home Office immigration enforcement, including children being placed into care by the immigration enforcement, hunger strikes in immigration detention, and Home Office charges excluding British-born young people from citizenship.

Staton is based in London and graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 with a B.A. in English.

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