Laura Jayes

Laura Jayes (born 24 December 1983) is an Australian journalist and television presenter. Jayes currently co-hosts First Edition and AM Agenda on Sky News Australia.[1]

Laura Jayes
Born (1983-12-24) 24 December 1983
Occupation(s)Journalist, television presenter
Years active2006 โ€“ present
EmployerSky News Australia
Known forJournalism, television presenting
SpouseAlex Hart (m. 2015)


Jayes joined Sky News in 2006 as a reporter, and in 2011 became a political reporter and member of the press gallery based in Canberra.[1] She was the presenter of Lunchtime Agenda before the program was axed in June 2015.[2][3]

Jayes returned to Sydney in 2014 and in 2015 began anchoring the Friday edition of NewsDay.[1] Jayes was nominated as favourite female personality in the 2014 ASTRA Awards.[4]

On 18 January 2016, Jayes was given her own primetime program The Latest with Laura Jayes which aired on weeknights.[5][6]

In November 2016, Jayes became just the third Australian journalist granted a visa to Nauru, which houses a large Australian asylum seeker processing centre, the Nauru Regional Processing Centre. Nauru has restricted access to the country to members of the media.[7]

In October 2018, Jayes moved from hosting NewsDay to co-hosting breakfast programs First Edition and AM Agenda.[8]

Personal life

Jayes grew up in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla.[9] In October 2015, Jayes married Seven News reporter Alex Hart in Adelaide and the couple live in Bellevue Hill.[9][10] In December 2016, Jayes announced that she was pregnant with her first child.[11]


  1. "Connect โ€“ Sky News Team". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  2. "ASTRA Conference 2014 Speaker Biographies" (PDF). ASTRA. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. "Sky News โ€“ Lunchtime Agenda (with Laura Jayes)". 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. Knox, David (31 January 2014). "ASTRA Awards 2014: viewer-voted nominees". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. Knox, David (17 January 2016). "Airdate: The Latest with Laura Jayes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  6. "New roles for Laura Jayes & Brooke Corte at Sky News". Mediaweek. 18 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  7. Robin, Myriam (23 November 2016). "Sky News' Laura Jayes third reporter granted access to Nauru". Crikey. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  8. Tutty, Josie (30 September 2018). "Laura Jayes joins Kieran Gilbert as co-anchor of Sky News' First Edition and AM Agenda". Mumbrella. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. Veerhuis, Jennifer (1 July 2016). "From Canberra to Belleuve Hill: Laura Jayes' beachside pad is a home away from politics". Home Mag. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  10. Vlach, Anna (18 October 2015). "Crows, Port and footy fans wed in a jam-packed wedding weekend". Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  11. "Sky News recruit's unusual role". Retrieved 18 December 2016.
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