TVNZ announce hosts for new 7pm show

Yahoo! New Zealand January 8, 2013, 10:41 am

Ali Mau, Greg Boyed and Jesse Mulligan will host TV One's new show 'Seven Sharp'. The show takes over the daily 7.00pm timeslot once occupied by 'Close Up'.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs Ross Dagan says the 'Seven Sharp' presenting line-up is an experienced team with strong journalistic pedigree, who collectively personify all of the attributes of the new show.

"We have brought together an enthusiastic team of presenters with unsurpassed news and current affairs credentials and the proven ability to be entertaining. We are confident this team will tell compelling stories in a refreshing way that will engage New Zealand viewers. 'Seven Sharp' will reflect the day's events with smart thinking, different viewpoints, and plenty of laughs along the way," he said.

"We are pleased to appoint two of the three presenters from within TVNZ's pool of talent and to welcome Jesse to the TVNZ team."

Mau's most recent role with TVNZ has been as the co-host of long-running consumer affairs show 'Fair Go'. Boyed has been at TVNZ for more than a decade with recent roles on ONE News at 6, Tonight and Q+A, while Mulligan has been head writer and panellist on TV3's '7 Days' for the last three years.

While 'Seven Sharp' is not due on air for another few weeks, executive producer Raewyn Rasch says the show is already coming together well.

"We are well-advanced in the production planning stages of 'Seven Sharp', and have a great catalogue of stories already underway that we are raring to go with. We are really excited at the shape the show is taking."

Announcements on who will replace Mau on 'Fair Go' and Boyed on 'Tonight' will be made in the coming weeks.

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