MediaWorks is pleased to announce that Sarah Bristow has been appointed as Executive Producer of its new cross-platform breakfast show.
Bristow will start work in 2015 on the pioneering new show, which will be hosted by Paul Henry and broadcast simultaneously across TV3, RadioLIVE and online.
The new show will integrate MediaWorks’ capabilities in radio, TV and digital, creating a unique product and a major shift in the delivery of news and entertainment in the New Zealand market.
Bristow comments: “As a producer, you dream of being involved in the creation of such a unique programme. It’s a bold and exciting move by MediaWorks and I relish the challenge of devising a show that will be truly multi-platform. I can’t wait to get started.”
Wendy Palmer, Chief Executive of MediaWorks Radio adds: “To secure someone of Sarah’s calibre, who has such an in-depth understanding of our vision for this unique show is fantastic. This is a truly ground-breaking project for New Zealand radio and we’re delighted to have her on board.”
Mark Jennings, MediaWorks TV Director of News and Current Affairs says: “We’re very excited to have Sarah joining us. With her extensive morning television experience on both sides of the Tasman combined with her excellent understanding of radio, she is the perfect person to drive this innovative show.”
Bristow has 13 years’ experience in radio and television. Her most recent role was as Supervising Producer of Late News at Network Ten, Australia. She was also Executive Producer of Ten’s Breakfast Show, hosted by Paul Henry, and was the Line Up Producer for both Close Up and Breakfast at TVNZ. Before moving into television, Bristow was a senior reporter for Radio NZ News and a reporter for Newstalk ZB.
MediaWorks is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching 3.8 million Kiwis through its TV, Radio and Digital platforms. The company owns and operates television channels TV3, FOUR and The Edge TV; radio brands The Edge, The Rock, More FM, The Breeze, The Sound, Mai FM, George FM, Kiwi FM, LiveSPORT and RadioLIVE; a network of websites including 3news.co.nz and 3NOW, and a family of mobile and tablet apps. MediaWorks’ entertainment and news brands and people are household names, with loyal, highly engaged audiences. www.mediaworks.co.nz