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Radio New Zealand Appoints Pacific Issues Correspondent

Radio New Zealand Appoints Pacific Issues Correspondent

Radio New Zealand has further strengthened its award winning News team with the appointment of Karen Mangnall as Pacific Issues Correspondent. A respected journalist with 30 years experience in print, radio and television, Karen has a long and impressive track record reporting on the Pacific region and on Pacific communities in New Zealand.

As well as frontline reporting, Karen Mangnall has also held roles in editorial management, and the training of Pacific Island journalism students. In announcing Ms Mangnall’s appointment, Radio New Zealand Head of News, Don Rood, said he was delighted to have such a highly qualified and respected journalist joining the news team.

“Karen was born and raised in Fiji, and lived and worked in New Caledonia and Tahiti. She knows the Pacific and the issues that are important to Pacific communities”, Rood said.

“Radio New Zealand’s team of correspondents produces some of the country’s best journalism and ensures New Zealanders are kept informed about the issues and debates important to them and their society’s development”, he said. “Having Karen Mangnall as part of that reporting powerhouse is terrific news”. Radio New Zealand is New Zealand’s top-rating radio network, and its only true public service broadcaster. RNZ’s flagship breakfast news programme Morning Report is the country’s most-listened to radio show, enjoying a bigger audience than any rival station.

Karen Mangnall holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in Pacific Studies from the University of Auckland. She has previously worked for Radio New Zealand and her career also includes working for other leading media organisations, including The New Zealand Herald and TVNZ.

Karen will begin her new role in late October.


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