The Nine Network has confirmed its refreshed line-up for its long-running Today show.
Co-host Georgie Gardner continues in the role but replacing her former colleague Karl Stefanovic will be newsreader Deborah Knight.
Nine news reporter Tom Steinfort will become Today‘s news presenter, and Today will also feature Melbourne sports presenter Tony Jones, Nine Finance Editor Ross Greenwood and former ABC journalist and Triple J newsreader Brooke Boney as entertainment reporter.
The new line-up for Today commences Monday 14 January.
Today Extra co-host David Campbell will take over as co-host of Weekend Today with Allison Langdon, Jayne Azzopardi and Clint Stanaway. Campbell replaces Peter Stefanovic, who was recently let go from Nine after 15 years.
Because of the new weekend commitment, Campbell will now be co-hosting the mid-morning Today Extra with Sonia Kruger three mornings a week, with entertainment editor Richard Wilkins taking over for the other two.
Darren Wick, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, said in a media release issued today: “Georgie Gardner, Deb Knight and Tom Steinfort will spearhead an energised and exciting Today in 2019. We’ve brought together a team from within the Nine family who are already well-known, trusted and liked by Australian viewers.
“Georgie has established herself as one of the most respected presenters on television. Our viewers adore her. What you see is what you get. Authentic, caring and compassionate. Deb Knight is hands-down one of the best interviewers in the country. An incredibly hard-worker, she cuts to the chase with every conversation.
“And Tom Steinfort is among the best of a new breed of reporters. His career has taken him from the Melbourne newsroom to A Current Affair, European correspondent for Nine News and onto 60 Minutes.
“Today in 2019 has a new focus. But the show will retain everything that’s made it an institution for four decades. The perfect mix to start your day – news, information you can use and fun.”
Today began as the National Today Show in 1982. Previous hosts include Steve Liebmann, Sue Kellaway, George Negus, Elizabeth Hayes, Patrice Newell, Tracy Grimshaw, Jessica Rowe and Lisa Wilkinson.