Veteran Channel Seven journalist and presenter Simon Reeve is reportedly considering taking legal action against his former employer.
The former Weekend Sunrise presenter was dumped from Seven in June, more than 40 years after his first role with the network in 1979.
The Australian reports that the 58-year-old has engaged top tier employment law firm John Laxon to ensure he gets his due payout, and intends to file a statement of claim.
The Western Australian local started out with the network as a sports reporter for Channel Seven Perth in 1979.
After he moved abroad for several years he returned to the network in 2000, hosting a string of programs including It’s Academic from 2005 and replacing Grant Denyer to host Million Dollar Minute in 2014.
For the past decade, he has also appeared on Weekend Sunrise as the sports reporter and filled in a number of high-profile gigs on the weekday program.
Channel Seven has been contacted for comment.
Melissa Doyle depart the network after 25 years
Simon’s reported axing back in June flew under the radar until recently, with his legal move coming on the back of Seven’s bombshell announcement that reporter of more than 25 years Melissa Doyle would be departing the network last week.
The newsreader, best known for her roles hosting Sunrise opposite David Koch for more than a decade and hosting Sunday Night for four years, made the announcement on Friday morning.
Throughout her more than two decades with the network, Melissa held presenting and hosting roles on a wide array of programs including Today Tonight, Sunrise, 7NEWS and Sunday Night .
Sunday Night was axed in October 2019, leading to speculation about Doyle’s future with the company, though at the time it was confirmed she would remain with the network in a ‘variety’ of roles.
Since the program was removed, Melissa has been hosting The Latest.