Network Ten Reporter Hugh Riminton is about to be seen a lot more on Ten Eyewitness News.
Mr Riminton, who is currently Network Ten’s National Political Editor and Canberra Bureau Chief will join much loved news presenter Sandra Sully at the Sydney news desk from next Monday to host TEN Eyewitness News Sydney.
Ms Sully said: “Hugh’s journalistic credentials are second to none and I, along with the entire Sydney Newsroom, are rapt he’s coming on board.
“Hugh will bring another dimension to our News with his expert analysis, experience and ability to cut through the spin.
“We have known each other quite a while now and work well together…this is going to be a great collaboration,” she said.
Mr Riminton said: “Who wouldn’t want to share a desk with Sandra Sully? She’s an iconic figure in Australian television, a great survivor in a tough business and an inspiration to many people. “We know each other well. I love her humour, her charm and her deep commitment to the news. She is a tremendous communicator and she’s great fun
Network Ten’s Director of News, Sydney, John Choueifate says that
“Sandra and Hugh are two of the most respected television journalists, editors and presenters in Australia. Together, they have more than 50 years’ experience in breaking, reporting and presenting stories. No other network can match that. “TEN Eyewitness News dominates its timeslot in Sydney and every other capital city. In Sydney, the combination of Sandra and Hugh – plus Sport Presenter Matt Burke and Weather Presenter Tim Bailey – will ensure that dominance increases,” he said.
It was also announced that Hugh Rimminton will present the national TEN Eyewitness News Late bulletin.
Network Ten’s Director of News, Sydney, John Choueifate, said the recent announcements demonstrated the network’s increased commitment to News. “We are delighted that Hugh has agreed to present TEN Eyewitness News Late nationally. As the only late-night news bulletin on commercial television, TEN Eyewitness News Late offers viewers comprehensive coverage of all the local and overseas news of the day and evening,” he said. “Hugh will join TEN Eyewitness News Late when it returns on February 24, right after the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. “The line-up of Stephen Quartermain, Hugh and Mike is great news for our viewers in Melbourne,” Mr Choueifate said.
Hugh Riminton said: “TEN Eyewitness News Late will give viewers an intelligent conversation about what’s happening across Australia; the shocking events, of course, but also the undercurrents that are changing our lives. There is a place for a reliable, trustworthy news that doesn’t require you to have five degrees but still treats you as if you have a brain.”