Sports presenter Michael “Thommo” Thomson has been confirmed as the new anchor of Nine News in Perth from Monday, January 22.
Thomson, 57, will replace Emmy Kubainski and Tim McMillan who were both let go last month in a surprise move. He told News Corp he was surprised but excited when management approached him to take over, about two weeks ago.
“We work in a tough and at times brutal business,” he said. “I liked Emmy and Tim immensely and worked closely with them. I have huge respect and time for them.
“They’re great people.”
Thomson began his career at The Daily News in 1980, before working at Nine from 1987 – 2011, and returning in 2013.
Nine is yet to reveal who will replace Thomson on the sport desk.