It’s been the topic of speculation for weeks – just who would join Andrew Rochford and Paul Henry on the Ch10 Breakfast couch? Finally word on (what turns out to be) the worst kept secret in Australian television is confirmed: Kathryn Robinson joins as co-host, with the addition of Magdalena Roze as weather presenter.
Many have questioned the addition of another breakfast program to an already crowded market, though the line up alone should provide a point of difference and indication to the style of the show. An opinionated male host; a strong female host with news credibility; a light entertainment newcomer; & a serious meteorologist. Few other details are available, though all sorts of producing talent closely connected to Ch10 are moving towards Breakfast. Though a newcomer the ball is squarely in Ch10’s court for this new program. From the press release:
Network TEN is pleased to put months of media whispers to rest and announce that TEN’s own Kathryn Robinson and meteorologist Magdalena Roze, will complete its upcoming Breakfast show line-up. Joining already confirmed hosts Paul Henry and Andrew Rochford, the team of four, together will deliver a breakfast offering that true to the TEN brand, promises to be spontaneous, unexpected and cheeky.
Network TEN’s Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery says “The chemistry between these four personalities is exactly what we are after for Breakfast. It was obvious from the beginning of auditions that they have a dynamic with a difference; unpredictable but the perfect start to the day.”
One of TEN’s most versatile and popular presenters, Kathryn anchors across the entire TEN News schedule and her sharp wit, smart journalistic sense and ability to think on her feet have led to a regular spot on The Project’s desk.
Kathryn began her career as a finance trader before gaining her masters in journalism and settling on a future in the field of news and current affairs. With over a decade of experience in front of the camera, she has led live news coverage from many key national and international events, including last year’s Royal wedding and the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Mum to four-year-old twins Sam and Lucy, Kathryn is more than accustomed to the early starts required for her new role and on her appointment she says:”I’m thrilled to join Paul and Andrew at the Breakfast table. TEN is committed to offering our viewers a fresh start to the day and I’m delighted to be involved. Thankfully I’m familiar with early mornings; I’ll need to be on the ball to keep these two in check!”
Magdalena joined TEN in September 2011 as meteorologist and journalist for the National Weekend News and will be Breakfast’s resident weather expert. A self-proclaimed weather nerd, she completed a tertiary degree in Atmospheric Science, winning both the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Prize and the Biophysical Environments Prize. Magdalena’s bubbly personality and perfect academic record ensured roles at The Weather Channel and National Geographic.
Magdalena’s warm and engaging on-screen presence, matched with her ability to inject weather reporting with personality, makes her the perfect fourth addition to TEN’s Breakfast team. She brings a wealth of meteorology experience and has built a loyal following of viewers on TEN.
Magdalena said of her appointment, “I’ve had such a fantastic journey at TEN so far and now I’m really excited to enter brand new territory with Breakfast. I live and breathe the weather and, while Paul Henry doesn’t believe me yet, in a country as large and diverse as Australia, there is some kind of extraordinary weather event happening in some part of the nation every day!”