Mike Munro has quit TEN less than 10 months after joining it.
Munro resigned as weekend news presenter in October, according to The Australian, following severe cuts in the News department.
“I’d love to be able to stay but with the severe cutbacks on the weekend national bulletin, it’s too difficult,’’ he told the newspaper. “Just after I joined TEN, 150 people from the newsroom were made redundant. It was a terrible time but despite all of that the morale and determination of the young staff was just incredible. TEN is genuinely a lovely place to work.”
Back in March, Munro told TV Tonight, he was looking forward to lifting TEN’s news, despite it being under-resourced.
“All we can really offer is a good, sound, national one-hour bulletin with, you would hope direct, ethical, unbiased news. To try and be as balanced as you can with as little cross-promotion as possible,” he said at the time.
“It’s not going to happen overnight. It will be a long haul and we know where we are on the ladder.
“But I love a challenge and this is a challenge.”