Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will be the new hosts of the Auckland based Good Morning in 2012.
Jeanette Thomas is no stranger to Good Morning, she has temporarily hosted the show on two occasions. Most recently she has been the breakfast newsreader on The Breeze radio station as well as co-hosting consumer show, Target.
“I’m hugely excited about co-hosting Good Morning. I’ve long been a fan of the show. I have had the opportunity previously to fill in, and loved live television as well as working with such a fabulous team. This opportunity is a dream come true. I am counting down the days for 2012 to begin!” says Thomas.
Rod Cheeseman, a regular on TVNZ and TV3 sports shows, is diversifying into the live, lifestyle format. Rod has had experience in morning television having worked on Mediawork’s Sunrise before moving to TVNZ.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of presenting the new look Good Morning show. Having been a stay-at-home Dad I know a bit of daytime telly can be a sanity saver,” says Cheeseman.
“Sarah and Brendon have done an amazing job building a large and loyal following to the show. I will do my best to continue on from their hard work.”
Rod and Jeanette are both parents of two small children and this will be the first time they have worked together.
Wellington-based hosts Sarah Bradley and Brendon Pongia will be departing the show at the end of the year. They joined the Good Morning team six years ago and in that time they have increased ratings and grown a loyal viewership year-on-year.
Sarah Bradley says, “Naturally I am very sad to be leaving such a wonderful show which brings so much fun and entertainment to our morning viewers but I have worked with Jeanette and Rod before and they are talented broadcasters who will take the show to its next stage.”
Good Morning will move to Auckland studios in the New Year. The last show for this year will be on 9th December.