MediaWorks is delighted to announce Hilary Barry and Perlina Lau will be brightening up mornings on the ground-breaking Paul Henry show. Award-winning 3News and RadioLIVE presenter Hilary will be the news anchor in a four-strong presenting line up that includes newcomer Perlina Lau as social media presenter.
One of 2015’s most highly anticipated programmes, Paul Henry is a new breakfast show broadcast on RadioLIVE and TV3, with a major digital and social media presence.
Hilary will continue to present the 3News bulletin with Mike McRoberts, broadcast 6-7pm weekdays on TV3 and RadioLIVE.
MediaWorks Group Head of News, Mark Jennings says: “Hilary is one of the most talented broadcasters in the country and it is time to see and hear more of her. She is a world-class newsreader; but she is also an astute observer of life and what makes New Zealand tick. Hilary’s personality and wry sense of humour makes her the perfect foil for Paul.
“While Hilary is a very familiar face, Perlina Lau will be new to many people. Perlina has worked behind the scenes at 3News but she is very talented in front of the camera too. Her understanding of social media will bring a new dimension to the morning programme and I think our viewers and listeners will really enjoy being able to interact with her. She will be their voice!”
Paul Henry gave Hilary her first job out of journalism school, hiring her in 1992 as sole charge journalist and local news reader for his radio station, Today FM. Since that time, Hilary and Paul have become two of the most popular and accomplished radio and television journalists in the country.
Hilary’s many career plaudits include being judged Best News or Current Affairs Presenter at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards for 3News, and taking home the Best Newsreader award at the 2012 and 2014 Radio Awards for RadioLIVE. She won Best News Presenter in TV Guide’s Best on The Box award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
She currently works both ends of the day, as weeknight 6pm anchor on 3News and RadioLIVE breakfast newsreader.
Perlina Lau has been part of the 3News team as a Director’s Assistant for the last two years. Perlina was a producer, co-creator and one of the stars of popular web series Flat3. She directed the social media engagement with the show on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, cultivating an impressive local and international following.
The Paul Henry show will broadcast weekdays 6am-9am on RadioLIVE and TV3. The premiere date will be announced in due course.
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