NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program, The Point, will return to screens on Thursday 22 March with new hosts and a refreshed format.
Social commentator John Paul Janke and investigative journalist Rachael Hocking (pictured above) will take the reins of The Point in 2018.
Viewers can expect a special weekly one-hour issues-based panel show, which will see the new co-hosts joined by key commentators and high-profile talent to wrestle the stories and issues impacting first Australians.
Now in its fourth season, The Point will continue to deliver agenda setting original journalism, special investigations and the latest news.
A line-up of regular guests will explore consumer affairs, social media, the arts, and science and technology, as well as music, comedy and celebrity interviews.
NITV’s Karla Grant, Natalie Ahmat, Ryan Liddle, and Kris Flanders return in 2018 with correspondents Nakari Thorpe (Canberra), Madeline Hayman-Reber (Melbourne), Ella Archibald-Binge (Brisbane), Elliana Lawford (Darwin), and Rangi Hirini (Perth).
Tanya Orman, channel manager at NITV, said: “As NITV welcomes a new season of The Point in 2018, we have again evolved and responded to our viewers.
“The result is a new, punchy weekly format, led by our wonderful co-hosts John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking, covering hugely important issues to our community and in-depth conversations with fascinating, well-known figures, all encapsulated into an hour-long episode.”