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Studio 10 finds permanent Executive Producer and adds Natarsha Belling to line up

The Ten network’s Studio 10 has found a permanent executive producer and will see newsreader Natarsha Belling join the morning show’s on-air team.

Natarsha Belling becomes e a permanent feature on Studio 10

Former EP Rob McKinght left the station  abruptly last year with  the network settling a legal dispute with him in September.

Tamara Simoneau will be replacing acting EP, Lucy De Luca, who is stepping down after filling the role following McKnight’s departure.

Simoneau has worked in television production both in Australia and abroad, including five years at the Canadian edition of Entertainment Tonight serving as senior executive producer.

On her appointment, Simoneau said, “I’m thrilled to be joining a team with such an incredible breadth of talent and experience. It’s an exciting time to be jumping on board with 10 and I’m looking forward to all that lies ahead.”

De Luca added: “Now that the show has settled in to its brand new look, the time is right to step aside and spend time with my family. I will miss the show and the amazing team that work tirelessly behind the scenes, but look forward to seeing the show evolve in 2019 under Tamara as EP.”

On De Luca’s departure, 10’s network director of news content, Ross Dagan stated: “Lucy has my warmest thanks for her work on Studio 10. Not just as acting executive producer in recent times, but across the last five years. Her commitment to the program has been outstanding. She goes with my very best wishes and will always be a friend of the show.“

Belling said of her joining the on-air team: “2019 is an exciting time for 10 News First and I’m thrilled to be playing a role as part of Studio 10. Mornings are when the big stories break and I’m incredibly proud to be delivering our viewers the very latest on the news stories that shape and change their lives as they develop across the morning.”

Dagan added: “Natarsha is already part of Studio 10’s extended family. Her journalistic credentials along with her warmth and engaging nature, are a natural fit for the program.”

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