10 has announced 2019 changes to Studio 10 both behind and in front of the camera, from Network Director of News Content, Ross Dagan.
Natarsha Belling, already a regular within the show’s family, will become a permanent fixture with news updates at the desk. She joins the show’s cast Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Angela Bishop, Denise Scott and Denise Drysdale.
“2019 is an exciting time for 10 News First and I’m thrilled to be playing a role as part of Studio 10. Mornings are when the big stories break and I’m incredibly proud to be delivering our viewers the very latest on the news stories that shape and change their lives as they develop across the morning.”
“Natarsha is already part of Studio 10’s extended family. Her journalistic credentials along with her warmth and engaging nature, are a natural fit for the program,” said Dagan.
Tamara Simoneau is appointed as executive producer from January 14 with Lucy De Luca as acting executive producer to depart. The show has been without a permanent exec producer since Rob McKnight exited in late 2017.
Simoneau has five years as senior executive producer on the Canadian edition of Entertainment Tonight.
“I’m thrilled to be joining a team with such an incredible breadth of talent and experience. It’s an exciting time to be jumping on board with 10 and I’m looking forward to all that lies ahead,” she said.
Tamara will commence as executive producer with Studio 10 on 14 January, 2019 and succeeds Lucy De Luca, who’s served as acting executive producer this year and been with the program from its inception.
Lucy De Luca said, “Now that the show has settled in to its brand new look, the time is right to step aside and spend time with my family. I will miss the show and the amazing team that work tirelessly behind the scenes, but look forward to seeing the show evolve in 2019 under Tamara as EP.”
Ross Dagan added “Lucy has my warmest thanks for her work on Studio 10. Not just as acting executive producer in recent times, but across the last five years. Her commitment to the program has been outstanding. She goes with my very best wishes and will always be a friend of the show. “