Corin Dann is to be TVNZ’s new political editor.
Corin is well-known to television audiences as the co-presenter of TVNZ’s Breakfast programme, and prior to that through his work as the network’s business presenter.
TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Ross Dagan, says Corin was picked for the job because of his strong background in politics and economics and his experience in all facets of live television.
“His appointment will secure TVNZ’s strong performance in the political arena. This is an important job in any democratic society and Corin’s track record and professional skills will be an outstanding asset both to the company and to viewers.”
Corin says his 15 months fronting Breakfast has been an invaluable experience.
“I’m extremely proud of what we accomplished in a huge news year, which encompassed the earthquakes in my home town of Christchurch, the Rugby World Cup and the Election,” he says.
“But politics is my passion and I’m looking forward enormously to getting back to daily journalism in the Gallery. I feel I’ve still got unfinished business there.”
Corin was formerly Economics Correspondent for Radio NZ, and spent nearly six years in the Parliamentary press gallery as a radio journalist.
He will begin in his new position on May 21, just in time for the Budget.
TVNZ will make a further announcement regarding a replacement presenter for the Breakfast programme in the coming weeks.