Former TVNZ head of news, former head of the New Zealand Broadcasting School and TV commentator Paul Norris has passed away.
Paul’s biography at NZOnScreen tells of his achievements:
Norris paired primetime newsreader Judy Bailey with Richard Long — a partnership that would last 15 years — and had a hand in recruiting Paul Holmes for the top-rating Holmes. Norris sees the Holmes show as marking a radical change: it was New Zealand’s first early evening, personality-driven current affairs programme. “It was all held together by Paul, and Paul would script most of his own links. He was very hardworking, very innovative, very dynamic — a wonderful broadcaster.” Continue reading »