Pippa to replace Kay on Breakfast

01:43, Jan 31 2009
NEW FACE: Pippa Wetzell will join Paul Henry and Peter Williams on the Breakfast team after Kay Gregory's sudden departure.

Pippa Wetzell will partner Paul Henry on TVNZ's Breakfast news show from Monday after Kay Gregory's sudden departure.
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Wetzell filled in for Gregory recently, and has been with TVNZ since 1998. She joins Henry and news presenter Peter Williams on the long-running show.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery, said Wetzell had an "on-screen magic" and called the trio a "dream team".

"Pippa has the rare combination of hard news experience and on-screen magic that makes a great breakfast television host.

"She started her television career on Breakfast, and knows the programme inside out. Pippa, Paul Henry, and Peter Williams are a dream team."

Pippa said she was looking forward to starting her new role on Monday.

"It is a fantastic opportunity. I have always loved working on and watching Breakfast.

"I am thrilled to be joining Paul and the team."

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