Lorna Dunkley was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and when she was six months old her family moved to Cornwall where she grew up. Lorna Dunkley undertook researcher work with ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. She then became a reporter, covering stories including the Devon road protests and the environmentalist Swampy’s eight-day-long underground protest. She then fronted Westcountry Live from 2000.
After going freelance, Lorna Dunkley joined Sky News in 2002, and after a period as a reporter presented Sky News Sunrise, Live at Five, Sky News Today and Sky News at Ten, mostly at weekends. She moved from Sky News Sunrise to further strengthen the weekend presenting line-up, joining Steve Dixon, Mark Longhurst and Chris Roberts. Lorna Dunkley was named the BT Young Journalist of the Year in 1996, and attended a Buckingham Palace reception as a Young Achiever in Business in 1998. Lorna Dunkley has two sisters, Lorna and her husband Brad live in west London with their two sons James and Ollie.