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TVNZ Announces Head of News and Current Affairs

10th September 2020

TVNZ has appointed Paul Yurisich as Head of News and Current Affairs.


A former TVNZer, Paul Yurisich is currently based in Doha and will be returning to New Zealand to join the TVNZ executive team in late 2020.


TVNZ Chief Executive, Kevin Kenrick says “We’re incredibly pleased to have someone of Paul’s calibre heading our news team. Paul has worked extensively in New Zealand and internationally. He understands our market and can bring a global perspective to our business as we look to innovate and extend the news product we deliver to our audiences.”


“1 NEWS is New Zealand’s most trusted source of news and we’re achieving record audience numbers. Paul will work with our news and current affairs team to continue winning the daily TV news battle, while transforming our digital offering to deliver news how and where New Zealanders want to access it.”


“I’d like to thank Graeme Muir for his committed and capable leadership as acting Head of News and Current Affairs in recent months. Graeme successfully led 1 NEWS through Auckland’s recent level 3 lockdown and will steer the team’s upcoming General Election coverage.”


Paul Yurisich has worked for renowned news media organisations both locally and internationally. Paul was a senior producer with 1 NEWS before departing for Al Jazeera English in the mid-2000s. He has since built an impressive resume with senior roles held at both Al Jazeera in Doha and Bloomberg Media Hong Kong.