TVNZ confirmed today that in an effort to conserve financial sustainability, it is now only having one presenter, Simon Dallow, for weekday programmes.
The change will align the presentation of TVNZ’s weeknight bulletins with 1 NEWS at Six weekends, Breakfast news bulletins, 1 NEWS at Midday, Te Karere and 1 NEWS Tonight.
Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie have successfully co-anchored New Zealand’s most watched news together since 2006 and we’re delighted that Wendy will continue to present across TVNZ’s news and current affairs shows in a support presenter role.
On ending her long-held role as 1 News co-presenter Wendy commented: “I’m proud to have been a core part of the incredible 1 NEWS team, who each day come together to produce and present a one hour news programme for New Zealanders from scratch. I’m honoured to have presented so many stories that matter to Kiwis, and while doing so, showcased the work of our news teams. I’m looking forward to what my next chapter brings, including presenting to the nation from many different seats and sets here at TVNZ. See you soon.”
Viewers can expect to see 1 News transition its weekday news presentation during August.