Network Ten is pleased to announce that MediaWorks broadcasting star Paul Henry, will cross the pond to join
Andrew Rochford at TEN’s breakfast table in 2012.
Paul’s bold perspectives and irreverent approach has earned him a place as one of New Zealand’s most
recognisable and popular media personalities. No stranger to breakfast television, Paul’s stint as the co-host of
TVNZ’s Breakfast earned him the People’s Choice Award and Best Presenter at the 2010 New Zealand Film and
Television Awards. Straight talking, and with a willingness to say what’s on people’s minds, Paul brings a fresh
perspective to the day’s breaking News and Current Affairs.
Paul began his broadcast career with the BBC, before returning to New Zealand as a producer for National Radio.
Paul has worked as a foreign correspondent, network news reader, talkback radio host and current affairs
presenter. Paul is currently the drive time presenter for MediaWorks’ RadioLIVE and is also the author of the
What Was I Thinking.
Network Ten’s chief programming officer, David Mott said: “Paul is exactly what we’ve been after for Breakfast.
He’s cheeky, mischievous and unapologetically forthright, just like TEN’s viewers. While you can’t ever be sure
what Paul will do, when he’s on air, you know he’s going to tackle the elephant in the room.”
Network Ten’s interim head of news and current affairs, Dermot O’Brien said: “With his edgy style, Paul is the
perfect complement for our growing Breakfast team. We’re excited to have a host, commentator and journalist of
Paul’s calibre who can bring his own unique take to News and Current Affairs. We’re delighted Paul is on board
and will add an exciting dimension to Breakfast.”
Commenting on his appointment, Paul Henry said: “This is the sort of opportunity that can easily never come
along in a broadcaster’s lifetime. The fit between me and TEN is absolutely perfect, and I know Australia is ready
for the kind of breakfast show we have in mind.”