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New host of Police Ten 7 announced

New host of Police Ten 7 announced

One of New Zealand’s top rating shows has a new host. After an in-depth search, Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has been named Police Ten 7’s new front man.

Rob has spent nearly 20 years in the police, the majority of which has been dealing with serious crime. Joining the Ten 7 team brings Rob full circle as he first appeared on the show in 2004 as he investigated an aggravated robbery at a McDonalds in his hometown.

Rob said of the opportunity to host the iconic show, “I really respect everything Ten 7 has achieved and can't wait to be part of a team that makes those responsible for crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities accountable for their actions.”

Rob grew up in Manurewa, South Auckland where there was a gang element in his neighbourhood. It was seeing the police hold gangs to account that inspired Rob to join the police at age 21. After graduating, Rob spent the first part of his career working in General Duties dealing with the very gangs that he watched being arrested by police as a kid. Rob then joined the CIB where he trained to become a Detective investigating serious violence, sex offences, robberies, drugs, organised crime, and homicides.

Now based in the Bay of Plenty, Rob’s career has seen him occupy a variety of roles within the police, from Iwi Liaison and Community Constable in Te Puke, to member of the Armed Offenders Squad, and even a secondment to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea for seven months as part of the NZ Police Mentoring Programme.

TVNZ Factual Entertainment Commissioner Kathryn Graham said of the appointment: “We’re so excited to have Rob on board. Rob is an extremely talented officer, and his insights will no doubt strike a chord with Ten 7 audiences.”

Rob’s first episode will be broadcast on TV2, Thursday 18th September at 7.30pm.

Police Ten 7 is a Screentime production. Currently in its 21st season, Police Ten 7 has been broadcast on TV2 for the past 13 years. The show has achieved an average audience of 518,600 people per episode in 2014 (AP 5+).


*Source: Nielsen TAM, Consolidated. 13 Feb- 7 Sep 2014.

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