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TEN News: Breakfast to Bedtime

Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Matt Doran will now be co hosting Ten’s Early News and Morning News. As an award-winning journalist and presenter, he is outstanding when it comes to keeping Australia informed on all news and current affairs.

The two shows will be launching in November this year if not earlier!

 

Sam Mac is the latest addition to Ten’s new breakie show Wake Up

Friday, 23 August 2013

Sam

The Project’s roving funny man Sam Mac is the latest addition to Ten’s new breakie show Wake Up. The quick-witted presenter will cover news and entertainment and will put his own signature twist on live interviews. Sam is really looking forward to the launch of the show later in the year, “I’ve been getting pretty tired of having a social life and maintaining healthy friendships, so this gig was the perfect solution to put an end to all of that.”

 

Tara Rushton named the new face of football at Fox Sports

Monday, 19 August 2013

Tara

We are pleased to announce Tara Rushton will be taking on the role of Football presenter at Fox Sports, replacing Mel McLaughlin.

In an interview with Confidential Tara stated "Football is something that has been such a big part of my life for a really long time... To be able to make a career out of it and combine sport and journalism, doing something I love, has always been the master plan."

Fox Sports boss Gary Burns, approached the football-mad newcomer after viewing what he described as a "pretty unbelievable" show reel. "We realised we couldn't work out a way to do it so that Tara could stay in Singapore, even though we thought about it, but then she came out here for a holiday and we caught up and I just thought, 'Bugger this, we can't pass this up' so we signed her basically."

 

Russel Howcroft returns with Gruen Nation

Friday, 16 August 2013

Russel

As the countdown to the Federal Election continues Russel Howcroft joins host Will Anderson and Gruen regular Todd Sampson as well as Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb on ABC1 for four extra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials.

 

Natasha Exelby set to co-host channel 10’s new morning show ‘Wake Up’

Friday, 16 August 2013

Wake up

Natasha Exelby has signed on to be Co-Host of Channel 10’s exciting new morning show ‘Wake Up’ alongside Natarsha Belling and James Mathison with Nuala Hafner as News Presenter. Wake Up will broadcast every weekday morning from Sydney and is set to air in late 2013.

Natasha Exelby is currently a senior news reporter and presenter for the Ten Network. She has reported from Afghanistan and covered one of the biggest stories in recent times, the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Natasha also has a strong interest in politics, spending 3 years in Canberra for Channel Ten as a political reporter. The role encompassed some of the most significant moments in Australian political history including the Kevin Rudd coup and the 2010 election. She continues to have an interest in reporting on the robust political debate both in Australia and abroad.

Natasha is thrilled to bring her experience to this new breakfast show format. The diverse on air team will cover all topics from politics to pop culture to human interest.

Watch out for this exciting new addition to Channel 10!

 

Dannii Minogue joins Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Dannii

DANNII MINOGUE JOINS ELLE MACPHERSON AND TYSON BECKFORD ON BRITAIN & IRELAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL - THE SEARCH FOR A NEW CATWALK QUEEN BEGINS

On air every Thursday night at 9pm on Sky Living HD and on the move with Sky Go until 5th September.

Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is back for a much-anticipated ninth series – and this year, the quest to unearth a fashion beauty just got bigger, with an exciting addition to the judging panel in the form of fashion designer and model Dannii Minogue. Adding a fresh dimension to the panel, new judge Dannii joins model and actor Tyson Beckford, and her fellow Australian, and host, supermodel Elle Macpherson, as they search the UK for the hottest new modelling talent.

 

Lawrence Mooney’s new live TV show

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Tune into ABC2 to see Lawrence Mooney’s new live TV show ‘Dirty Laundry Live’, 9:30pm Thursdays ABC2.
 

Dannii Minogue has THE X FACTOR

Friday, 12 April 2013

Dannii

Australian international style icon, pop star and TV personality Dannii Minogue takes a seat on THE X FACTOR judging panel in 2013.

After winning the 2013 Logie Award for “Most Outstanding Light Entertainment‟, THE X FACTOR will return this year with a fresh face. Channel Seven announces the newest member to THE X FACTOR judging panel –Dannii Minogue. Joining Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Dannii will take up a role on the panel as one of the shows judges and mentors.

Dannii said: “I truly am the biggest fan of THE X FACTOR and I’ve watched every episode the last couple of years from my home in Melbourne.

Since its first UK series in 2004, THE X FACTOR has established itself as the world’s leading singing talent search – successfully launching into over 20 territories, including Sweden, Russia, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Germany and the USA. Internationally, THE X FACTOR has discovered singing sensations One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis and Australia’s own Reece Mastin and Samantha Jade.

Most recently Dannii appeared on Seven’s Australia’s Got Talent. Completing her 6th series in 2012, Dannii was the only original judge to remain on the panel from its launch in 2006. Dannii first judged on the THE X FACTOR UK in 2007, successfully mentoring the winner in her debut year and her last year in 2010. This particular series of THE X FACTOR UK still remains the most successful with an incredible final audience peak of 19.4 million viewers. That same year, Dannii was voted the nation’s “Number One Best Judge‟, “Best Dressed Judge‟ and named “Celeb of the Year‟. During Dannii’s time on the UK show, worldwide acts including One Direction, Olly Murs and Rebecca Ferguson were discovered.

“Having sat next to Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole during my years on the UK show I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two along the way, including my strength to nurture and passion to fight for the budding artists I believe in. I won the show twice in the UK and I’m ready to find the next biggest Australian singing act to win this year’s competition. ‘Team Minogue’ have re-entered The X FACTOR building, the other judges had better watch out!”

www.xfactortv.com.au

www.danniiminogue.com

Follow Dannii on Twitter @danniiminogue

 

Praise for Kayne Tremills' 'My Great Big Adventure'

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Kayne Tremills

Kayne Tremills is the warm and relate-able host of ABC's new show My Great Big Adventure, designed to guide young people through the highs and lows of growing up. Prominent youth psychologist, Steve Biddulph, wrote the following review of the program:

The sensitivity of this show, the warm and authentic feel to the presentation, use of lively visuals, and very good content, there isn't a patronizing moment and yet vast amounts of good information comes through. I write personal development and psychology material and work with parents all over the world, I have rarely seen anything this good.

Much of the conveyed ideas come directly from young people in a natural and diverse way, allowing a lot of alternative views and quirky gentle moments.

In the episode on family communication, a segment with the presenter and his own mother talking about his (very difficult) boyhood, a room full of adults I was watching with were reduced to tears, sensing what was behind the lightly but genuinely expressed resolution.

Quite exceptional, yet totally age appropriate as always lightly done.

- Prof. Steve Biddulph www.stevebiddulph.com

To revisit episodes of My Great Big Adventure, click here.

 

Former CNN presenter Anjali Rao to host Dateline

Thursday, 07 February 2013

Anjali Rao

SBS has announced that television journalist and presenter Anjali Rao will join its flagship international current affairs program, Dateline, as its new host when the program returns on Tuesday 12 February, 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning journalist who has spent 17 years in the top tiers of broadcast news and current affairs. For the past six years, she worked at CNN International - hosting the weekday breakfast program as well as the network's weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households. Earlier, Anjali worked as an anchor at both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London.

During her career Anjali has interviewed some of the world’s highest profile personalities including former US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, tennis star Roger Federer, and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. She has also covered numerous breaking news events such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. Paul Cutler, SBS Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “Anjali is a unique and exceptionally talented journalist and presenter. She comes to Dateline with a wealth of experience from around the world and is a great fit for SBS. We’re delighted to have her on board.”

Peter Charley, Executive Producer of Dateline, added: “Anjali’s honest and engaging approach is a great addition to Dateline. Throughout her impressive career she’s shown she can tackle the toughest interviews and breaking international stories with professionalism and class, and we’re looking forward to the new dimension she’ll bring to the program.”

Anjali said: “Dateline has a unique approach, delivering honest and compelling journalism covering important stories from around the world that many others would not. To have the opportunity to be a part of such a distinguished program, and follow in the footsteps of some of Australia’s most respected journalists, is incredibly exciting.”

Born to an Indian father and Australian mother, Anjali was raised in Hong Kong, educated in the United Kingdom, but is now based in Australia. Locally she has appeared as a panelist on The Project on Channel Ten, and also as a host on Sydney’s 2UE radio station.

Award winning video journalist Mark Davis, who has shared the presenting role with Yalda Hakim for the past two years, will continue to present the program on occasion but will be spending more time travelling on assignment, and reporting more regularly for Dateline.

 

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