Natarsha Belling, Tim Bailey and Kerri-Anne Kennerley are amongst the profile names departing Network 10 in a savage round of cuts to the News department.
Also confirmed to depart are Brisbane newsreader Georgina Lewis and weather presenter Josh Holt; Adelaide newsreader Rebecca Morse, weather presenter Kate Freebairn and sports anchor Will Goodings; Perth newsreader Monika Kos and weather presenter Michael Schultz; and Melbourne weather presenter Mike Larkan.
But there are also crew who have been made redundant -around 25 roles in total are rumoured.
Studio 10 presenter Joe Hildebrand is understood to have been offered a part time role on and is in talks. Sarah Harris, Angela Bishop, Denise Drysdale, Denise Scott, Narelda Jacobs and Jonathan Coleman are remaining.
It’s unclear if other changes could yet be made at Studio 10, while The Project was not touched.
10 News boss Ross Dagan described it as a “Very sad day” during a staff meeting today.
Indeed, journalists, producers and industry colleagues have extended their support to those impacted via social media.