Look who TVNZ has announced as new host for Q+A

Q+A2012She’s filled Sir Paul Holmes’ shoes everywhere else so this is a fairly predictable appointment.

Veteran broadcaster Susan Wood will be the new host of TVNZ’s Sunday morning political show, Q+A.

Wood will take the position previously held by the late Sir Paul Holmes when Q+A returns to TV ONE on Sunday, March 10th. TVNZ Political Editor Corin Dann and Deputy Political Editor Jessica Mutch will continue to interview for the show. They will share that responsibility with Shane Taurima, who was announced this week as GM Maori and Pacific Programming.

TVNZ Editor Current Affairs Briar McCormack says, “We are looking forward to welcoming Susan back into the building. Over her broadcasting career with Close Up, Breakfast, Today Live and Newstalk ZB, she has proven herself to be one of New Zealand’s top interviewers. As well as her contacts, she has the perfect skill set to host Q+A.

“Susan’s involvement is part of a refreshed format for 2013. While the show will continue to ask the tough questions of those who make the news – and decisions – and will hold the powerful to account, we will see a lot more involvement from Corin, as well as from Jessica, who did some excellent work for Q+A last year. We are also thrilled to have Heather Shiels producing for us this season, who comes back to TVNZ fresh from the BBC’s HARDtalk.”

Wood says she is “absolutely delighted” to accept the role on Q+A, and to follow in the footsteps of Sir Paul.

“I’ve spent a lot of my career following around Sir Paul, and actually it’s a great honour to be filling his place on Q+A.”

Q+A is made with funding from NZ on Air.

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  • bobscoffee

    I wouldn’t say it was predictable, without an inside word. Weren’t they in talks with Sainsbury not too long ago?

    • Would it be fair to say that it will be Sainsbury after she goes?