Mike McRoberts Signs Off

Whatever the future of news on Three, it won’t include Newshub anchor Mike McRoberts.

Today the 40-year news vet said he would be stepping away from the anchor’s chair after the last Newshub bulletin aired on July 5.

In “A Note from Mike RcRoberts”, he says:

Ka mutu taku haerenga hei kaikawe kōrero, he haerenga i hīkoi tahi ai tātou. My journey as a news presenter is coming to an end, a journey we have walked together.

Newshub’s last six o’clock bulletin on Friday 5 July will be my last presenting the news.

When I started in this industry as a teenager 40 years ago I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams what an incredible adventure it would be.

I feel so privileged to have had the opportunities I have had, none more so than in the past 23 years at Newshub, 3News and 60 Minutes.

This journey has taken me to some of the biggest stories around the world and to every corner of Aotearoa.

To the wonderfully talented people I have worked alongside, to the brave and vulnerable who have trusted me to tell their stories, and to our overwhelmingly loyal and supportive audience – thank you.

This is my 20th year presenting the six o’clock news and it has been the greatest honour representing the very best in the business.

For the last eight years I’ve shared that honour with my co-host Sam Hayes and will continue to do so for the next 11 weeks. I couldn’t think of a better way to end my presenting career.

I will miss the whanaungatanga of our Newshub team terribly, but this is the right time for me to step away and pursue new opportunities, whatever they may be.

E kore e mutu taku mihi nui ki te aroha me te tautoko a te katoa i whai wāhi. I am forever grateful for the love and support of everyone involved.

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