Ten: Adam Boland bows out, Steve Wood steps in

Ten: Adam Boland bows out, Steve Wood steps in

Adam Boland has resigned from Ten “due to ill health” less than a year after he was announced as director of Ten's fresh push into morning television.

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Stepping into his place is Steve Wood as executive producer of the network’s breakfast program, Wake Up.

Wood will work closely with Rob McKnight, executive producer of Studio 10, with both Wood and McKnight to report to Ten’s CEO, Hamish McLennan, until Peter Meakin joins the network on February 17.

Meakin is Ten’s incoming executive director of news and current affairs.

McLennan said: “We are sorry to lose Adam. But we fully understand and support his decision to take a break from the television industry and focus on restoring his health.”

“We are very grateful to Adam for the passion, enthusiasm and drive he brought to his role at Ten over the past 10 months. He is leaving a great legacy. Studio 10 has been a success since day one and is being increasingly embraced by viewers and advertisers. Wake Up has strong potential and will develop further this year.

Wake Up and Studio 10 are not even three months old. We are happy with both shows, but we have always acknowledged it will take time to establish them. Network Ten remains committed to building a strong presence in the breakfast and morning television market.”

Ten’s full announcement is below:

“Network Ten today announced the appointment of Steve Wood as Executive Producer of its

breakfast television program, Wake Up.

Mr Wood, whose resume includes 12 years as Executive Producer of Nine Network’s Today Show, will work closely with Rob McKnight, Executive Producer of Network Ten’s morning program, Studio 10.

Mr Wood and Mr McKnight will report to Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Hamish McLennan, until Peter Meakin starts as Executive Director of News and Current Affairs on February 17.

Network Ten today also announced the resignation of Director of Morning Television, Adam Boland, due to ill health.

Mr McLennan said: “We are sorry to lose Adam. But we fully understand and support his decision to take a break from the television industry and focus on restoring his health.

“We are very grateful to Adam for the passion, enthusiasm and drive he brought to his role at Ten over the past 10 months. He is leaving a great legacy. Studio 10 has been a success since day one and is being increasingly embraced by viewers and advertisers. Wake Up has strong potential and will develop further this year.

“Wake Up and Studio 10 are not even three months old. We are happy with both shows, but we have always acknowledged it will take time to establish them. Network Ten remains committed to building a strong presence in the breakfast and morning television market,” he said.

Mr Wood has worked as a Director, Producer and Executive Producer at Nine Network, Seven Network, the ABC and Foxtel. His credits include Today Show, Midday, Burke’s Backyard, Survivor: Australia, Getaway and Mornings With Kerri-Anne.

Mr McLennan said: “Steve is a highly experienced and talented television producer and director, with a resume that includes 20 years at Nine, working across breakfast, morning, day time and prime time programs. We’re looking forward to welcoming him to Ten,” he said.”