Ten settles dispute with former Studio 10 EP Rob McKnight out of court

Network Ten has settled its battle with former executive producer of morning program Studio 10, Rob McKnight, out of court.

The issue arose when McKnight left the organisation back in November after four and a half years.

McKnight then took Ten to task over 13 weeks pay he said he was owed, however he has now announced the matter has settled out of court.

He told Mediaweek that despite the battle, he wanted the program to flourish.

“I worked bloody hard on that show. I worked a lot of hours and put in a lot of effort so there is not one part of me that wants to see it die. I want to see it grow,” McKnight told Mediaweek.

The legal dispute over McKnight’s payment was not the only battle McKnight has had with the network since his departure.

In March when co-host Jessica Rowe announced she was leaving the program to spend more time with her family, McKnight came out swinging, claiming the network had been trying to fire her for over a year – claims which Ten denied.

The network claimed McKnight’s version of events were “spiteful” and “deliberately misleading”.

Soon after leaving Ten, McKnight became head of video at News Corp – a gig he told Twitter yesterday he is still very much enjoying.

Ten and McKnight have been approached for comment.


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