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Jesse Mulligan Joins Radio New Zealand

Released at 1:02 pm on 17 July 2015

Broadcaster and columnist Jesse Mulligan is to host the popular Afternoons programme on Radio New Zealand National.

In making the announcement Head of Radio, John Howson, said he expected that the appointment would bring a new and exciting flavour to the Afternoons show.

 “We’re thrilled that Jesse is joining us.  He has done a great job filling in on Afternoons in the past and listeners can look forward to his invigorating fresh approach when he starts as the permanent host on Monday 27th July”

Jesse Mulligan is an experienced broadcaster with a diverse media background.  Starting out in student radio while completing his law degree at Waikato University, he spent ten years as a commercial radio breakfast host in Wellington and Auckland.

He writes for a number of national publications as a columnist and restaurant reviewer, and has worked in television as a writer, producer and presenter. 

He has also enjoyed a stint in public relations, working in a busy London agency - and later in corporate communications in New Zealand.

Jesse says "I'm very excited to be joining the incredible line-up on Radio New Zealand National, and am looking forward to bringing a new perspective to the Afternoons slot, while upholding the excellent traditions of New Zealand’s favourite radio station “