Rochford departed TEN last week without explanation, but the move was unrelated to staff cuts.
“My deal with Seven was done several weeks before all of that happened,” Rochford told the Daily Telegraph.
“It predates it by some time. But I do feel horrible for everyone at TEN. It’s not good for anyone that that’s happening.”
Rochford, who also appeared on Breakfast and The Living Room for TEN, will contribute to Sunday Night as well as regular appearances on Seven News, Sunrise and The Morning Show.
Management for Rochford did not return calls.