Narelda Jacobs lands major Channel 10 hosting gig amid shakeup

Channel 10 has experienced quite a shakeup in recent months, with Carrie Bickmore, Lisa Wilkinson and Peter Helliar all announcing their departure from The Project while Sarah Harris will move from Studio 10 to host the current affairs program.

Now, the network has made some significant changes to its morning schedule for 2023 by dumping the recently launched 10 News First: Breakfast and cutting Studio 10’s 3.5-hour time slot to just two hours starting at 10am.

Narelda Jacobs.
Narelda Jacobs will present a one-hour national news bulletin, 10 News First: Midday, in 2023. Photo: Channel 10

The morning show will then be followed by a one-hour national news bulletin, 10 News First: Midday, presented by Studio 10’s newsreader Narelda Jacobs.

Narelda said of her new TV role: “Talk about hitting the ground running in 2023. I’m thrilled to be able to share the world’s big moments on Studio 10, then deliver the day’s biggest headlines on 10 News First: Midday.

“When viewers stop to catch a breath at midday, I’ll be there with an exciting new national bulletin alongside some of the country’s best reporters.”

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Martin White, Head of Broadcast News, added: “10 News First: Midday expands our news footprint throughout the day, bringing viewers the latest information and breaking news live.

“It’s a multi-platform bulletin, to satisfy the need for on-demand Australian news content wherever you are.”

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Studio 10 is yet to formally announce who will be replacing Sarah Harris on the show next year. Photo: Channel 10

Studio 10’s new host

Channel 10 also announced in their press release on Tuesday that Studio 10’s hosting ensemble for 2023 will include Tristan MacManus, Angela Bishop, Narelda Jacobs and Daniel Doody.

It’s unknown whether this is the complete line-up or if the network is still to announce a replacement for Sarah Harris, who fronted the program since its inception in 2013.

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TV commentator Rob McKnight, who previously worked as the show’s executive producer, recently told Woman’s Day that he believes the top candidates for the role are entertainment presenter Angela Bishop and former co-hosts Jessica Rowe and Denise Drysdale

“Angela Bishop has proven time and time again she has what it takes to host the show,” he said. “Jess and Denise had a great dynamic, so why not bring them back and really liven things up?”

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