There you have it pals, Nine have officially announced the new line-up for the Today show following the exit of one Karl Stefanovic, last month.
Deborah Knight, who’ll you no doubt recognise, will join Georgie Gardner as Today co-host alongside Tom Steinfort who’ll be taking up Sylvia Jeffreys’ role as newsreader. Jeffreys, who is Stefanovic’s sister-in-law, announced her departure from the morning program last month.
Joining them will be sports presenter Tony Jones, Nine Finance Editor Ross Greenwood, and former ABC journo and Triple J newsreader Brooke Boney as entertainment reporter.
The new team will officially kick things off come Monday, January 14.
In a statement about the reveal, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick, said: “We’ve brought together a team from within the Nine family who are already well-known, trusted and liked by Australian viewers.
“Georgie has established herself as one of the most respected presenters on television. Our viewers adore her. What you see is what you get. Authentic, caring and compassionate. Deb Knight is hands-down one of the best interviewers in the country. An incredibly hard-worker, she cuts to the chase with every conversation.
“And Tom Steinfort is among the best of a new breed of reporters. His career has taken him from the Melbourne newsroom to A Current Affair, European correspondent for Nine News and onto 60 Minutes.”
Upon his exit from the program, Stefanovic released a statement thanking the network and, most importantly, the viewers for their support over the last 14 years.
“You are what matters most,” the statement read. “It’s been a tough time. Thanks for hanging in there. I look forward to seeing you in another capacity at this great Network soon.”
Stefanovic will continue to host Nine’s This Time Next Year, which will start filming in February.
His younger brother, Peter Stefanovic, announced his departure from Nine a day earlier.