The Sunday Telegraph reports retired Nine newsman Mike Munro has auditioned for the hosting role in Seven’s new Sunday Night current affairs program.
Munro was spotted at Seven’s Epping studios, ‘prompting speculation that screen tests for the supposedly top secret and hot show were underway.’
Others reported to have auditioned include Canberra-based political editor Mark Riley, plus Sydney presenters Chris Bath and Natalie Barr.
Producers are said to be considering a male and female host for the new show. So far there are no guarantees the show will compete head to head against 60 Minutes. Seven could move strategically with a 6:30pm show, particularly if it wants to return Dancing with the Stars to a 7:30pm slot at some point in 2009.
Former Sunday journalists Jane Hansen plus recent Gold Walkley winner Ross Coulthart are also signed to the show.
Reporters are believed to have been placed in three countries ready to shoot stories for the project.
Source: Sunday Telegraph