Gillian Joseph originally worked for the BBC in Manchester, as well as working as a radio reporter for Radio Merseyside. Gillian worked for Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1 in 1994. In 1998, she moved to London and presented Newsroom South East until it ended in 2001. Gillian then went on to present its replacement BBC London News until 2005 when she moved to Sky News. During her time at Sky, Gillian has presented Sky News at Ten, Sky News in the evening alongside Jeremy Thompson and the first hour of News, Sport & Weather.
Currently Gillian is the summary presenter on Sky News Sunrise with Stephen Dixon from 6am – 9am on Friday and between 6am – 10am on Saturday and Sunday, and from January 2011 she now presents The Live Desk on Fridays. She also regularly stands in for Longhurst if he is absent or covering another shift. Gillian also now works on a Monday, on the afternoon summary shift (11am – 5pm).