Samantha Hayes to replace Carly Flynn on Nightline

TV3 has announced that Samantha Hayes will present their late news bulletine Nightline from the 10th of September replacing Carly Flynn who is moving to the network’s new breakfast show Sunrise.

Samantha Hayes has been a Wellington based arts and entertainment reporter since she joined the Nightline team in 2006 and has also worked in radio as a news editor, producer and announcer.

Mark Jennings, 3’s Director of News and Current Affairs comments: “From the time Samantha arrived at our Auckland newsroom for work experience, it was obvious she was destined to have a strong career in television news. I know she will bring her own style to the programme but keep alive the Nightline tradition of providing all the day’s top stories – but also having a bit of fun with some of the day’s lighter developments.”

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • Le Mars

    TV3 do it again. Their news is utter pants, would FFW through in 5 mins on account of the tripe they pass off as worthy of a slot. But Slo mo for Samantha Hays. Mmmm hmmm. She would not have to beg, lucky girl. This dirty old man happy that the news has some content of value.

  • Taniwha

    Damn that Samantha Hayes is 1 sexy news girl. I want 1.

  • almostgifted

    She is quite possibly the most attractive women on NZ television.

  • bananatree

    I was just thinking that the other night, that’s she’s the most attractive woman, not only on NZ TV, but ever on a news program.

    I hope she gets far, I hope she goes over to One and replaces Wendy, cause her and Simon would be awesome!

    I think it’s because she always has a smile on her face, and you feel welcomed (lol), to watch the news with her, unlike other news readers.

  • Rhybar

    Just like to congratulate Samantha Hayes on the excellent work she is doing as the new face of Nightline.

    A little healthy banter with Dobbo at the change over would be fun too.

  • Tommo

    Omg. Samantha Hayes is so amazingly gorgeous! Easily the most beautiful girl on tv. I never knew that the news could be so interesting and now I just can’t miss it…
    Nightline is definitly my favourite tv program.