More key names have been sacked by TEN as the network moves towards solo-hosted News bulletins.
Ron Wilson, who has been with TEN for thirty years, was given notice today. He joined as a newsreader on Good Morning Australia in 1982 but is best known for his TEN News presenting. He has most recently been presenter of TEN Morning News.
Bill Woods has been with TEN since 1989 including on Sports Tonight, RPM, Thursday Night Live and TEN News.
On the weekend TEN denied Bill Woods had been sacked -but it was an ominous sign of what was to come. Woods also said at the time nobody had discussed his departure with him.
A TEN spokesperson today said, “As a result of changes in TEN’s News and Operations division, Ron Wilson and Bill Woods are leaving the company.
“Both are highly regarded and respected news presenters and reporters, and have been a key part of the TEN team for many years.
“Both Ron and Bill leave TEN with our best wishes. We sincerely thank them for their significant contribution to the company.”
Meanwhile TEN News presenter in WA Craig Smart will also exit, after joining from ABC late last year.
“As a result of the changes in TEN’s News and Operations division, Craig Smart is leaving the company,” a Network TEN spokesperson said.
“Craig is a highly regarded and respected news presenter, and has been a key part of the TEN team.
“Craig leaves TEN with our best wishes and sincere thanks for his significant contribution to the company.”
Earlier today TEN announced both Breakfast and TEN Morning News would wrap on November 30.
UPDATED: The Age reports: “Ten is still in discussions with Georgina Lewis (Brisbane) about her future role.