Guyon Espiner to co-present Morning Report
Released at 10:34 am on 30 December 2013
High profile political journalist and broadcaster Guyon Espiner will replace Morning Report presenter Geoff Robinson on Radio New Zealand’s top-rating news programme.
“We are delighted to have a journalist of Guyon’s calibre taking over from Geoff” said Radio New Zealand chief executive Paul Thompson.
“Guyon has an impressive career, impeccable journalism credentials and is an incisive interviewer” said Mr Thompson.
“He has a strong understanding of both the political and commercial worlds and an extensive network of contacts at the highest levels in the public and private sectors”.
Paul Thompson says presenting Morning Report is one of the most influential and career defining roles in this country’s media.
“The public expects the country’s business and political leaders to be held to account and Guyon’s appointment means New Zealanders will be well served in what is going to be an interesting election year”.
Guyon Espiner has a 20 year career in journalism and has worked in both print and broadcast media. He has a proven track record in political reporting, having been political editor for Television New Zealand and, earlier, the Sunday Star Times.
He most recently worked for TV3 as an anchor and journalist on 3rd Degree and The Vote .
Guyon Espiner will begin presenting Morning Report in April.
“This is a great job” Mr Espiner said. “Radio New Zealand is renowned for the quality and authority of its journalism and Morning Report is dedicated to upholding that standard.”
“I want the best forum to do the pure journalism that I enjoy and that forum is Morning Report”.
“I'm very excited by this new role and can't wait to get stuck in and give it everything” he said.
Morning Report is New Zealand’s most popular, and most respected, radio news programme. Every day, more than a quarter of a million New Zealanders tune in to listen to three hours of comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the day’s top news stories. The programme attracts a cume audience of 355,000 according to the latest Nielsen 2013 All New Zealand Radio Survey.