Network Ten has announced that award-winning journalist Hugh Riminton (pictured) will join Sandra Sully at the Ten Eyewitness News desk in Sydney.
Riminton, who is currently Ten’s National Political Editor and Canberra Bureau Chief, will begin at the Sydney newsdesk on Monday 10 February.
In a statement issued today, 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.”
Two weeks later, Riminton will also take over as anchor for Ten Eyewitness News Late when it returns after the Winter Olympics.
In today’s announcement Network Ten’s Director of News, Sydney, John Choueifate, said:
“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.”
“We are also 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.”
Riminton joined Ten in 2009, coming from five years at CNN and before then the Nine Network. At Nine he was a foreign correspondent for many years and later a presenter on Nightline, in competition with Sully then presenting Ten Late News. Since joining Ten he has provided reporting and insight across the network’s various news and current affairs programs.
Last year he hosted Ten’s weekly current affairs series Revealed and co-hosted The Election Project.
Riminton’s appointment to the Sydney newsdesk follows the recent announcement that Mike Munro will front Ten Eyewitness News‘ national weekend edition, and comes after Seven‘s recent reshuffling which saw Mark Ferguson replace Chris Bath as primary news anchor for Seven News in Sydney.