Hugh Riminton to co-host Ten Eyewitness News with Sandra Sully

L-R Hugh Riminton, Sandra Sully, Mike Munro

L-R Hugh Riminton, Sandra Sully, Mike Munro

Channel Ten’s political reporter Hugh Riminton will co-host Ten Eyewitness News with Sandra Sully from Monday February 10, the network has announced.

Riminton, who had been the network’s chief political reporter and Canberra bureau chief, will also host the Eyewitness News late bulletin, the network confirmed in a statement released on Sunday morning.

His appointment follows the announcement that Mike Munro is joining Ten to present the Eyewitness News weekend bulletin starting next Sunday.

John Choueifate, Ten’s director of News in Sydney, said the moves demonstrate Ten’s increased commitment to news and he expects ratings will continue to rise as the show dominates its timeslot in Sydney and all five cities.

He said: “Sandra and Hugh are two of the most respected television journalists, editors and presenters in Australia. Together, they have more than 50 years’ experience in breaking, reporting and presenting stories. No other network can match that.”

Ten’s late news is also the only late night bulletin on a commercial network and Riminton, who will present the show from February 24,  said it “will give viewers an intelligent conversation about what’s happening across Australia”, including both the shocking events and “the undercurrents that are changing our lives”.

“There is a place for a reliable, trustworthy news that doesn’t require you to have five degrees but still treats you as if you have a brain,” Riminton said.

His experience includes reporting from conflict zones such as Iraq, Sri Lanka and Pakistan as anchor of CNN Breaking News Today, and host of Nightline on Channel Nine before he joined Ten in 2009. His work has been recognised with several awards presented throughout his career including two Walkley’s and the United Nations Media Peace Award.

Sully has presented Ten Eyewitness News since 2011 having joined the network in 1991 as a presenter of Ten’s Late News with Sport Tonight.

She said: “Hugh’s journalistic credentials are second to none and I, along with the entire Sydney newsroom, are rapt he’s coming on board. Hugh will bring another dimension to our News with his expert analysis, experience and ability to cut through the spin… this is going to be a great collaboration.”


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