Nine confirms Financial Review Sunday will begin in May, hosted by Deborah Knight.
The half hour show, to air at 10am on Sunday mornings, will be produced by Nine and executive produced by its former head of news, Mark Calvert..
‘Financial Review Sunday’ will unite the expert insights of the nation’s leading business, finance and investment commentators from The Australian Financial Review with the unmatched broadcast experience of Nine’s leading journalists and producers.
Debuting in early May, the live 30 minute show will air on Sundays at 10am and be hosted by Deborah Knight, one of Nine’s most accomplished presenters with 20 years of experience in broadcast news.
It will bring to life on the small screen all of the elements that make the Financial Review the essential publication for Australia’s business and investment community – from company and political news, analysis and gossip, to property and investment tips and trends. It will also feature genuine breaking news stories that will have Australia talking.
Backed by the credibility and resources of Fairfax and Nine, ‘Financial Review Sunday’ will attract a high-calibre of panellists, including new faces to cut through the rhetoric and provide expert commentary.
Brett Clegg, CEO & Publisher of Financial Review Group said “Financial Review Sunday is the perfect complement to our print and digital offerings across the rest of the week. Whatever the delivery platform, the key to audience engagement is quality content and professional presentation. That is why we are delighted to be partnering with Nine and its renowned news and current affairs team in this pioneering venture.”
David Gyngell, CEO of Nine Entertainment Co. said “Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media are iconic institutions in the Australian media landscape and this program will combine the best and brightest from both organisations. There is a need and a real gap in the Australian television market for an intelligent and entertaining business program, and Financial Review Sunday has the right formula and mix of skills to fill that gap.”
‘Financial Review Sunday’ will be extensively cross-promoted across Fairfax and Nine platforms to ensure maximum audience reach. Associated program coverage will also appear in the Financial Review newspaper and online at afr.com.
CPA Australia and Westpac Group have been confirmed as foundation partners of the program.
The program is a Nine production, led by Executive Producer Mark Calvert, in collaboration with the Financial Review news team, with Companies and Markets editor Nabila Ahmed engaged as Consulting Producer.