Rebecca Maddern departs Nine
Weekend Today and Australian Ninja Warrior out after 5 years with Nine.
Weekend Today and Australian Ninja Warrior has departed Nine after contract negotiations broke down, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.
Maddern joined Nine in 2016, joining the AFL Footy Show from Seven.
She has hosted Ninja Warrior since its inception in the same year, alongside Ben Fordham. But Fordham recently announced he was standing join from the show, meaning it will be refreshed with hosts in 2022.
She joined Richard Wilkins for Weekend Today in 2020, and has featured on Australian Open, Cricket World Cup and Ashes Series coverage.
“Bec has been a great contributor to Nine since she joined us and we wish her well for the future,” Nine said in a statement.
Weekend Today will feature Richard Wilkins, Charles Croucher, Belinda Russell and Jayne Azzopardi in 2022.