Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

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.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

21, 22, 23 December: Air NZ Workers Vote To Strike

Last week union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in response to the company’s low offer and requests for cuts to sick leave and overtime. More>>

ALSO:

24/7: National Geohazards Monitoring Centre Opens

For the first time, New Zealand will have 24-7 “eyes on” monitoring of the four perils: earthquake, tsunami, landslides and volcanic activity. More>>

ALSO:

EU Wine Exports: Yealands Fined For "Unprecedented Offending"

Yealands Estate Wines has pleaded guilty to “unprecedented offending” under the Wine Act 2003 and has copped a $400,000 fine. More>>

ALSO:

Discussion Paper: Govt To Act On Unfair Commercial Practices

“I’ve heard about traders who have used aggressive tactics to sell products to vulnerable consumers, and businesses that were powerless to stop suppliers varying the terms of their contract, including price.” More>>

ALSO:

'Considering Options' On Tip Top Ownership: Fonterra Drops Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS to $6.00-$6.30 per kgMS and shared an update on its first quarter business performance. More>>

ALSO: