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Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

Jessica Mutch has been appointed TVNZ’s new political editor.

Jessica brings substantial experience to the role, having interviewed many of New Zealand’s political figures throughout her time as a presenter for Q+A and a political reporter for 1 NEWS. Jessica was based in the press gallery for eight years, also working as TVNZ’s deputy political editor, before moving to London as TVNZ’s foreign correspondent in Europe.

Jessica will be based in Wellington and will begin her new position on March 26th.

Current political editor, Corin Dann concludes his tenure tonight, presenting his final poll for 1 NEWS at Six. Corin will host current affairs show, Q+A, when the programme returns to TVNZ 1 in March.

Jessica Mutch says, “Corin has left very big shoes to fill. The role of political editor is a huge challenge and responsibility and I can’t wait to get into it. I’ve been privileged to report on news stories from across New Zealand and all over the world over this last decade with 1 NEWS and with Q+A. I’m now looking forward to returning to the press gallery team at a time where we are seeing a sea-change in New Zealand politics.”

John Gillespie, Head of News and Current Affairs says, “We’re pleased to announce that Jessica will be our new political editor. The 2017 election showed us that New Zealanders have never been more engaged in politics and with 1 NEWS. With her wealth of experience, Jessica is perfectly placed to ask the hard questions and bring our viewers the most up-to-date and in-depth political coverage as it happens.”


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