There’s been a deafening drumroll to announce The Project’s newest host, and today Network 10 revealed that Sarah Harris will join the panel five nights a week, Sunday to Thursday in 2023.
Plus, Waleed Aly has been confirmed to stay on at The Project for 2023. So not everything is changed!
Bringing over 20 years of journalism experience to the desk, Harris has interviewed everyone from rockstars to Royalty. She has covered huge events like the 2012 London Olympics, the Christchurch earthquake, and the Black Saturday bushfires.
She’s also no stranger to snagging celebrity interviews and wrangling high-profile talent in front of live audiences.
Part of the Network 10 family for almost 10 years, the mother-of-two has made her mark on Australian screens as a reporter, presenter, and most recently as co-host of Studio 10.
Harris joins Waleed Aly, who will remain a mainstay of the show Monday through Thursday.
Harris said: “This is one of the biggest and best jobs in TV. How could I say no?
“I’m beyond excited to be joining one of Australia’s most iconic and agenda-driving shows. The Project does news like no other program in Australia, and it’s exactly the kind of fun and fearless TV I love to make.
“I can’t wait to share the desk with Waleed, Hamish, Georgie and the rest of the team. I’m excited to shake it up in the new year!”
Waleed Aly said: “She’s smart. She’s warm. She’s great fun. That’s the trifecta for The Project. Everyone who’s worked with Sarah raves about her, and I can’t wait to become one of them.”
Hamish Macdonald will continue to hit the road to report from around the country and bring the weekend energy every Friday and Sunday night from the desk, while reporter and producer Georgie Tunny adds Friday co-hosting to her duties.
The Project executive producer, Chris Bendall, said: “Sarah is a journalist and presenter at the top of her game and I am so excited to work with her. Her intelligence, insight and sense of humour make her the perfect host for The Project as we launch a re-energised show for 2023.
“The Project’s unique blend of news and entertainment is its strength and with Sarah joining Waleed on the desk, we will keep delivering the show viewers have come to know and trust.”
Network 10, executive producer, Tamara Simoneau, said: “The Project desk has been home to some of this country’s most incredible broadcasters since its inception, so it makes sense that Sarah now joins the ranks.
“Her years on the road as a reporter at various networks and her almost decade-long stint hosting Studio 10 have prepared her for this next chapter in her career. Her warmth, openness and huge heart have endeared her to audiences, not to mention her killer sense of humour. Sarah joining Waleed at the helm of The Project marks the beginning of a wonderful new era for the show.”
The announcement marks an exciting 2023 for the awarded news and current affairs show. A screen staple for over 10 years, The Project is the go-to for A-lister interviews, the hot topic takes, cheeky banter and news delivered differently.