New-look Meet the Press for TEN

2013-01-31_1038TEN is revamping Meet the Press, its political interview show of 21 years, in a partnership deal with News Limited.

The programme will now be produced by as an hour-long show by News Limited with Kathryn Robinson (Breakfast, TEN News) as host, replacing Paul Biongiorno.

TEN CEO, James Warburton, said “Over the past two decades, Meet The Press has become an iconic program on Australian television screens.

“Our partnership with News Limited will take Meet The Press to a new level and is another example of the innovative content partnerships we are pursuing at Network TEN.”

News Limited CEO, Kim Williams, said: “News Limited has an extraordinary breadth and depth of journalistic talent across news reporting, political analysis, sport, entertainment and lifestyle. We have some of the best and most respected commentators in Australia.

“Network TEN and News Limited will partner to create a fresh news show that will resonate strongly with audiences. It will cover politics in ways that are really relevant to people across Australia, as well as offering fresh coverage of sport, entertainment and lifestyle.”

Meet The Press will return 10.30am on Sunday, February 17, with The Bolt Report to return to Sunday mornings in


  1. cynical old codger

    What is it with all these Combined but non-complementary Specialty Topic hour long shows, sport is sport, and for good current political affairs I watched the like of ‘Meet The Press”
    As much as I originally felt sorry for what I thought Kathryn endured, whilst she sat next to Henry(except for the revolving news presenters) others were more lucky, as they could go outside to spew.
    But sorry, I can never forget her emphatic claim that Henry was the most misunderstood man on television, during breakfast’s best and last day. I hope she never contracted something sitting that close for so long, so I will still give her the benefit of my doubt, that it was better to keep Henry as a friend than to make him an enemy.
    As I will again also give Meet the Press and Kathryn such benefits.But honestly I find it hard to conjure up, “Fair Honest and Consistent” with a duopoly of Ten( who gives and gave us Bolt and Henry) and News Ltd for obvious reasons.

  2. Saw someone in McDonalds yesterday reading a Daily Telegraph. Two pages dedicated to ridiculing the PM’s new glasses, with childish cartoons. Guess it’s catering to the level of its readers. How “down market” will Meet the Press go now?

  3. carolemorrissey

    Oh damn, for a minute there I thought they had dumped The Bolt Report. He is so biased it is ridiculous. Thought commentators & journalists were supposed to be neutral.

  4. “The News of The World scandal was simply one company being outted for what can only be expected is done by all tabloid papers.”

    Haven’t laughed so much in ages. Cheers Josh.

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