Jennifer Keyte will start at TEN Melbourne later this month, she told the Sunday Herald Sun, after Peter Meakin called some months ago to enquire about her availability.
Keyte had been out of contract with Seven since the beginning of the year.
The TEN offer caught Seven off guard.
“It has been a whirlwind. Ross (Dagan, TEN’s director of news content) contacted us … we had a chat and they made the offer very quickly and very seriously (and) swept me off my feet.
“It was a very quick courtship. I had to make a decision very quickly because I was just about to sign with Seven.”
Keyte is hoping Steve Quartermain will stay to present Sport but appreciates he has to make the right decision.
Quartermain is yet to reveal his next move, amid offers from the network for a significant role.