New-Look Late-Night Newshub

Discovery continues to reinvigorate Newshub coverage by revitalising the late-night bulletin with more “attitude”.

As well launching a 5.30am Newshub weekday edition on Three, and introducing an 8.00 nightly bulletin for new channel Eden, the broadcaster has announced Ingrid Hipkiss will front the new-look Newshub Late from March 21 with livelier presentation and content.

Here’s the media release:

Discovery has today announced Ingrid Hipkiss as presenter of Newshub Late. The former Newshub Live at 6pm news and weather presenter will front the refreshed late evening news offering, on Three and ThreeNow. 

The revitalised Newshub Late bulletin will build on the news of the day delivered on Newshub Live at 6pm and will feature up to the minute coverage of the stories breaking in the evening, world news, regular live interviews and in-depth insight into the big stories of the day.

Director of News, Newshub Sarah Bristow says, “It’ll be live, it’ll be lively and it’ll bring a bit of attitude back to our late night news offering – and Ingrid is the perfect person to front this programme.”

“Ingrid has a varied background as a host and presenter and also spent many years reporting, including in the Parliamentary press gallery.  She is sharp, witty and highly capable – and I can’t wait to see her shine in this environment.”

“I’m really excited to join the talented Newshub Late team,” says Ingrid. “I can’t wait to get back into news fulltime – live interviews are challenging and a great way to enhance Newshub’s around-the-clock coverage.”

Ingrid’s Newshub career started almost 20 years ago, where she began with the network as a political reporter in Wellington. As well as presenting the news and weather for Newshub Live at 6pm, she has also worked on Paul Henry’s morning show.

Discovery also announces that Heather Keats will join Newshub Live at 6pm as its new weather analyst and presenter on weekdays.

“Heather is an experienced broadcaster and an excellent communicator, but most importantly is obsessed with all things weather and climate change. She will bring a great depth of knowledge to our weather coverage,” says Sarah Bristow.

“My two passions in life are weather and news media – so to have a role that merges the two together is a dream come true for me,” says Heather. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Newshub family, and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

The new Newshub Late will launch on March 21, alongside Newshub Live at 8pm on Discovery’s new channel eden.

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One Response to “New-Look Late-Night Newshub”

  1. With Newshub Late getting refreshed, it’s like a new version of Eye Witness News, a late evening news and current affairs programme that aired on TVNZ during the 1980s. Eye Witness combined a final wrap of the day’s national and international news with in-depth coverage of current events at home and abroad.

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