TVNZ Sports News team announced

2 11 2007

TVNZ has announced that Tony Veitch and Andrew Saville will present the sports news for ONE News at 6pm. Jenny-May Coffin will be the back-up presenter.

Tony becomes the major sports anchor for ONE News, replacing Neil Waka, who has moved to anchor ONE News’ successful new 4.30pm bulletin. Tony will present sports news five nights per week, from Sunday to Thursday. ONE News rugby reporter Andrew Saville will present Friday and Saturday night sports news.

ONE News editor Paul Patrick says: “Tony Veitch is one of New Zealand’s outstanding sports journalists. The experience, knowledge and passion he brings to the job make him a must-watch for true sports fans. I’m also delighted that Andrew Saville and Jenny-May Coffin, who bring us top-notch sports stories every night, will be joining the presenting team.”

Tony Veitch is an award-winning journalist who has worked extensively in news, current affairs and sports. Tony has worked for TVNZ since graduating from journalism school in 1995. He has presented sport for ONE News’ high-rating weekend bulletins for the past four years, and has hosted The Tony Veitch Sporting Breakfast on Radio Sport since 2004. Tony’s news background includes reporting for Holmes, and for ONE News in New Zealand and Sydney. He has been involved in coverage of numerous major sporting events, including two Olympic Games and three Rugby World Cup tournaments, and is the host of TV ONE sports quiz show Game Of Two Halves.

Tony Veitch will begin his new ONE News role this Sunday. He will continue to host his breakfast radio programme.

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