Ten has dusted off its long-running national current affairs show, Meet The Press, and has partnered with News Limited to give the program a face lift.
The revamped show will kick off in February with journalist Kathryn Robinson to host the new hour-long format. Robinson replaces Paul Bongiorno (pictured).
The announcement to return Meet the Press “to its place as a key showcase of political journalism, with a renewed focus on policy debate” comes after the election was set yesterday for September.
The extension to an hour-long format will see the show move beyond its focus on politics to include sport, entertainment and lifestyle. Experts in fashion, entertainment, money and health will be pulled in from Ten and News Limited talent pools.
The new-look show will return on Sunday, February 17 at 10.30am.
James Warburton, chief executive officer at Network Ten, said: “Over the past two decades, Meet The Press has become an iconic program on Australian television screens.”
“Our partnership with News Limited will take Meet The Press to a new level and is another example of the innovative content partnerships we are pursuing at Network Ten.”
Kim Williams, News Limited’s chief executive, added: “Network Ten and News Limited will partner to create a fresh news show that will resonate strongly with audiences. It will cover politics in ways that are really relevant to people across Australia, as well as offering fresh coverage of sport, entertainment and lifestyle.”
Meanwhile, The Bolt Report will return to Ten on Sunday mornings in March.