Network 10 is overhauling its morning schedule for 2023 by trimming the marathon Studio 10 from a 3.5hr broadcast to just two hours, screening weekdays from 10 am – 12pm.
It will be followed by a 10 News First: Midday bulletin presented by Narelda Jacobs, while the current 8am 10 News First: Breakfast bulletin is dumped altogether.
From Monday January 9 an uninspiring line-up is as follows:
8.00am – 8:30am Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield
8:30am – 9.00am Entertainment Tonight rpt
9.00am – 9:30am Judge Judy
9:30am – 10.00am The Bold and the Beautiful rpt
10.00am – 12.00pm Studio 10
12.00pm – 1.00pm 10 News First: Midday
The shake-up follows the announcement that Sarah Harris will move to The Project in 2023.
If 10 is planning a new host announcement, it has not done so today, noting the presenters as Tristan MacManus, Angela Bishop, Narelda Jacobs and roving reporter, Daniel Doody.
Studio 10 launched 9 years ago with multiple presenters, anchored by Harris, who was joined by Tristan MacManus just over two years ago following a string of departures and cutbacks.
Narelda Jacobs said of her newest news position, “Talk about hitting the ground running in 2023. I’m thrilled to be able to share the world’s big moments on Studio 10, then deliver the day’s biggest headlines on 10 News First: Midday.
“When viewers stop to catch a breath at midday, I’ll be there with an exciting new national bulletin alongside some of the country’s best reporters.”
Martin White, Head of Broadcast News, said: “10 News First: Midday expands our news footprint throughout the day, bringing viewers the latest information and breaking news live. It’s a multi-platform bulletin, to satisfy the need for on-demand Australian news content wherever you are.”
White made no comment about the axed Breakfast bulletin which launched with Lachlan Kennedy and Natasha Exelby in June.
Back then he noted, “The addition of a new morning news bulletin in 10 News First: Breakfast expands and strengthens 10’s commitment to news across the day.”