Wendy Petrie shares emotional message for viewers after losing TVNZ's 6pm newsreader role

Publish Date
Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:05AM
Photo / Wendy Petrie Instagram

Photo / Wendy Petrie Instagram

Wendy Petrie has taken to social media to share a heartfelt message for her fans following the news she has lost her role as co-presenter of the TVNZ's 6pm news.

Alongside a photo of her standing on the 1 NEWS at Six set, Petrie wrote: "Driving into Judy Bailey's carpark 14 years ago was a daunting moment, with a newborn baby & a 2 year old at home.

"It's hard to believe it's been so long & that it's over but I loved every minute.

"Thank you for all the wonderful messages. I've been overwhelmed by your kindness. My now 16 & 14 year old daughters (& son!) tell me how proud & inspired they are, so that's all the motivation I need to keep going for my next exciting step."

The mother-of-three, who has co-anchored the 6pm bulletin since she took over from Judy Bailey in 2006, will continue to present across TVNZ's news and current affairs shows in a support presenter role.

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TVNZ confirmed yesterday Simon Dallow would be the network's sole prime time newsreader.

The transition to the new 1 News presenter setup will begin in August.

The move is part of a Covid-19 restructure the company announced on June 15.