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John Campbell joins Radio New Zealand

Released at 12:40 pm on 6 August 2015

Announcing the appointment this afternoon Radio New Zealand CEO, Paul Thompson, noted that John Campbell was returning to the organisation that launched his career.

“We are pleased John is joining us, he started his reporting and broadcasting career with RNZ and was a successful Saturday Morning host for two years. He is an outstanding broadcaster, with an affinity with our audiences and the world-class journalism we produce.”

“He will also bring new audiences to RNZ and help us achieve our charter goal of providing high-quality, engaging journalism and current affairs to a wider range of New Zealanders.“

John Campbell said he was thrilled to be returning to his roots.

“Radio New Zealand’s commitment to professional journalism that questions, illuminates, celebrates and holds to account, is an immensely valuable resource in the life of this country.”

“My job is to hold to those core values, to continue that commitment to the highest quality journalism, but also to expand our reach beyond the confines of radio and into a world I could only have dreamed of when I began as a journalist, at Radio New Zealand, in 1989.”