Perth’s 10 News First presenter Narelda Jacobs is departing as anchor and relocating to Sydney where she will join the Studio 10 team.
She joins current presenters Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Angela Bishop, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Denise Drysdale and Natarsha Belling.
Jacobs joined 10 News in 2000, becoming anchor in 2008.
This year she also co-hosted the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on SBS, which she will repeat in 2020.
“I cannot wait to join the Australian conversation every morning alongside my fabulous co-hosts. While approaching my 20th year with the network, I’ve felt the pull for new challenges, so bring on Studio 10 in 2020!” she said.
“This is a bittersweet move for me, over my time at 10 Perth I’ve been privileged to see just how strong the community spirit is in the West. Living alongside so many generous and talented people, makes it one of the best places on earth.”
10’s Network Director Of News Content, Ross Dagan, said: “Studio 10 has always valued a diversity of opinion and Narelda’s appointment will only add to the conversation. She’s an exceptional journalist and presenter, whose skills are a natural fit for morning television’s most dynamic team. We will miss her in Perth, but I know our WA viewers will welcome her still being part of their lives thanks to Studio 10.
She begins on Monday, January 13, 2020.
10 is yet to announce a new anchor for 10 News First in Perth.