Channel Nine announce Today's new line-up
Deborah Knight will join Georgie Gardner at the desk!
Just before the end of 2018, a media release from Channel Nine announced that Karl Stefanovic will step down from the Today Show as host.
In the statement, Darren Wick, director of news and current affairs said:
"Nine and Karl Stefanovic have agreed it is time for him to step off the Today Show. Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February.
"For over 14 years, Karl has been at the centre of the Today Show bringing his unique personality and perspective to the day's news and current affairs."
Today, Channel Nine announced the new line-up for its breakfast show following the high-profile exit of Stefanovic.
Co-host Georgie Gardner will be joined at the desk by broadcaster and journalist Deborah Knight.
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In the media release Wick said:
“Georgie has established herself as one of the most respected presenters on television.
“Our viewers adore her. What you see is what you get. Authentic, caring and compassionate.”
Wick says Knight is “hands-down one of the best interviewers in the country”:
“An incredibly hard-worker, she cuts to the chase with every conversation.”
The network also announced that Tom Steinfort will join as Today’s newsreader, replacing Sylvia Jeffreys, who is rumoured to be in the running for a new prime time hosting gig.
“Tom Steinfort is among the best of a new breed of reporters.
“His career has taken him from the Melbourne newsroom to A Current Affair, European correspondent for Nine News and onto 60 Minutes.”
Sports journalist Tony Jones and former Triple J newsreader Brooke Boney joins as entertainment reporter.
However, Richard Wilkins will still remain an vital part of the Today team and co-host Today Extra two days a week with Sonia Kruger.
The new line-up will be on-air from January 14.
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