Further to speculation in this morning’s New Zealand Herald regarding John Campbell’s long-term relationship with TV3, the Company wishes to unequivocally stand by its host of the programme Campbell Live.
“John Campbell is an outstanding broadcaster and New Zealand’s leading television interviewer. He has been a part of TV3 for the last two decades. He is integral to the TV3 brand and family. We have no intention of changing that long standing and excellent relationship,” said MediaWorks Group Managing Director, Sussan Turner.
“We value John’s excellence, commitment, hard work and steadfast loyalty to TV3,” she said.
“We also believe Campbell Live is on top of its game editorially and is a demonstrably stronger show than its competition. Both John and Campbell Live are multiple finalists in the Qantas Television Awards – and this acknowledgement from the industry speaks volumes about the quality of the programme,” said Ms Turner.
“Previous media speculation about Campbell Live’s longevity declared it would be off-air by Easter. That was five months ago. Campbell Live still is and remains our 7pm programme on weeknights,” she said.