Joanna Hunkin leaving TVNZ for APN


TVNZ reporter Joanna Hunkin is leaving the broadcaster and heading back to APN.

Hunkin said she is looking forward to getting stuck in to entertainment news.

“I’m thrilled to be rejoining the Herald team and going back to my first love – entertainment. I’ve learnt so much from my time at TVNZ – particularly the craft involved in making quality television and video content – and look forward to bringing those skills back to APN.”

Both APN and Hunkin are tight-lipped as to what they have planned in terms of digital expansion.

“I can’t reveal too much of what we have planned but you can expect to see some exciting new developments, particularly in the digital space”

CEO of APN Jane Hastings told Dan News the company are thrilled to have Hunkin back in their team.

“Securing Joanna is a real coup, she is a very experienced journalist who has a real love and passion for entertainment. This is an area we have a lot of opportunity to develop even further at the Herald and across the APN group”.

APN owns The New Zealand Herald as well as The Radio Network.

Radio Network owned station ZM recently made the move in to television partnering with TV station Juice TV. It’s unclear if The New Zealand Herald’s digital developments will include any television projects.