TVNZ announces new Breakfast host

TVNZ has this morning announced that Rawdon Christie will be the new weekday co-host of Breakfast.

Christie is currently hosting the Saturday edition of the show, with Toni Street.  He replaces Corin Dann in the Monday to Friday slot as Dann leaves to take up the post of TVNZ’s Political Editor.

“We are very pleased to have secured Rawdon in this full time role of Breakfast co-host,” says Editor of Daily Programmes John Gillespie.  “Rawdon has the kind of journalistic integrity, insight and personality that our viewers really enjoy.”

Christie, currently also a newsreader for Breakfast, Midday and the 4:30pm ONE News bulletin, is delighted to accept the job.

“I love hosting Saturday Breakfast, and so to be able to present Breakfast five days a week is, for me, the perfect job,” says Christie, adding, “I know the team well from reading the news, and filling in for Corin, and so I’m very excited to be taking on such a prominent role with the show.”

Originally from Oxford, Christie is an award-winning journalist, who began his career with the BBC in the UK.  In 2003 he accepted a position in New Zealand with ONE News.  In that time, he has also hosted Agenda, worked on Close Up, and anchored TVNZ’s coverage of the two major Christchurch earthquakes.

Christie will take up his new position on Breakfast as of Monday, May 14th.  His replacement on Saturday Breakfast will be announced in the coming weeks.

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  • Sparky

    Rawdens first day on week day Breakfast was ho hum, nothing like the Saturday show. Petra Bagust is not the right person to Co-Host alongside of him. Toni was the one that made him shine. TVNZ need to send Ms Bagust on her way, she is hopeless on this show.