Confirmed: Peter Stefanovic leaves Channel Nine

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

Television presenter Peter Stefanovic has confirmed he’s leaving Channel Nine after 15 years with the network.

The younger brother of Today host Karl Stefanovic was most recently fronting Weekend Today  and some 60 Minutes segments.

“Peter has decided to explore new opportunities and is looking forward to spending weekends with his wife,” read a statement from a Channel Nine representative. 

Peter Stefanovic (second from left) has parted ways with Channel Nine – pictured with Richard Wilkins, Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys. Photo: Instagram/thetodayshow

He has been a respected member of the Nine News  team and Weekend Today, and we wish him all the best for the future.”

While Peter most recently hosted Weekend Today alongside Allison Langdon, his wife Sylvia Jeffreys has been the Today newsreader during the week, joining her brother-in-law Karl for the popular breakfast TV show.

Presenter’s farewell message

Peter had nothing but positive words about the network and his colleagues when his departure was confirmed on Tuesday.

Peter has most recently been hosting Weekend Today alongside Allison Langdon. Photo: Instagram/peter_stefanovic

“I’ve had an amazing time at Nine being a foreign correspondent, news reporter and covering some amazing stories for 60 Minutes,” he said.

“I’ll miss my friends at Nine very much, it has been a huge privilege to work alongside so many great people.”

History with the network

The reporter started working at the network back in 2004 for Nine News and A Current Affair, before spending some time overseas as a foreign correspondent.

Peter with wife Sylvia Jeffreys. Photo: Getty

Personal and professional lives collide

He returned to Australia in 2015, and married his brother’s co-star Sylvia Jeffreys in 2017.

Peter has been the subject of headlines more recently after the Ubergate scandal, which also involved his brother Karl who is claimed to have criticised co-host Georgie Gardner over the phone. 

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