Two weeks ago Monika Kos signed off from hosting Seven‘s Today Tonight in Perth after 22 years, as the current affairs show came to end after 25 years.
Network Ten has now announced that Kos will take over as principal anchor for Ten News First in Perth from next month.
The move comes as Ten’s current Perth newsreader Narelda Jacobs takes on a national TV profile as a panellist on Studio 10, based in Sydney.
In a statement issued by Ten, Kos said: “Narelda has been the face of 10 News First Perth for over a decade and I’m proud that she has been given this opportunity on Studio 10 to showcase her talent to the rest of Australia. As a fellow West Australian, it’s an honour to be filling her seat and to be entrusted with such an important role.
“I look forward to immersing myself in a newsroom that’s as enthusiastic and passionate about reporting issues that matter to Perth as I am. Whether reporting on local, interstate or international events, it will be a privilege to be part of a team that delivers them to you first. It’s a new chapter for me and I cannot wait to join the team.”
Jacobs, who has been fronting the 5.00pm news for Ten in Perth since 2008, presents her last bulletin this Friday 13 December.
Kos will join sports presenter Tim Gossage and weather presenter Michael Shultz at Ten from a date to be confirmed in January.
The signing of Kos is another high-profile news get for Ten. In recent years the network has recruited Lisa Wilkinson for The Project, and Jennifer Keyte and Chris Bath for Ten News First.