Network 10 has announced the appointment of Chris Bath as its national weekend news presenter for 10 News First.
Bath is one of Australia’s most respected news and current affairs presenters and seasoned journalists.
Her career includes 20 years at the Seven Network, where she presented Seven News and hosted Sunday Night from its launch, and also had stints at Prime and NBN Television.
Bath has anchored coverage of some of the biggest events in the world, including rolling news coverage of many elections, breaking news stories, royal weddings and Olympic Games.
She currently presents Evenings with Chris Bath on ABC Radio across NSW on Monday to Thursday evenings.
Bath will join 10 early next year and will report to network director of news content Ross Dagan.
In addition to presenting 10 News First every Saturday and Sunday, she will be contributing to other network 10 programs and platforms.
Dagan said: “Chris is one of Australia’s most respected news presenters. Her formidable journalistic credentials and decades of presenting experience are welcome additions to our already impressive line-up of presenters for 10 News First across the country.
“Beyond that, she’s a fantastic person. They’re qualities we value highly at 10.”
Commenting on her appointment, Bath said: “I’ve been a visitor to Network 10 these past few years and have always loved the friendly, upbeat vibe of the place, so I’m really excited to be officially a permanent part of the team.”
Bath’s appointment comes after Network 10 announced that Natarsha Belling will deliver the news five days a week on morning show Studio 10 in 2019.