TV3 also announced today that Janika ter Ellen will be the news anchor for The Paul Henry Show, the network’s new late night news programme which premieres early in 2014.
Janika has been a reporter for 3 News for the past three years, based in the Wellington bureau, and has worked across Firstline, 3 News’ 6pm bulletin, and Nightline, covering everything from The Scott Guy trial to New Zealand Fashion Week.
TV3’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings says: “Janika is a real up-and-comer, one of the talented journalist/presenters who continue to come out of the 3 News stable. We think she will form an excellent combination with Paul in what promises to be the most interesting addition to our News and Current affairs programming for 2014.”
TV3 also confirmed Fiona McMillan as the executive producer of The Paul Henry Show. Fiona is currently executive producer of Firstline, and her background includes five years as executive producer of Worldwide Exchange at CNBC.
Current Firstline producer, Rebekah Ferretti, will executive produce the programme from January 2014. She will be joined by producer Paul Mayow, who is currently producing Nightline.