Morning Report's Geoff Robinson to retire next year
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Another veteran broadcaster is set to leave Radio NZ: Morning Report host Geoff Robinson has announced his retirement.
Mr Robinson joined the then New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation in 1970 and has been in the Morning Report team since 1975.
The news follows the Chris Laidlaw’s announcement he will retire from the Sunday morning airwaves.
Mr Robinson suddenly announced his retirement on air this morning, saying his voice was cracking as he thanked his colleagues and team for their support.
He says his announcement four months early allows Radio NZ time to find a replacement.
His surprised co-host Simon Mercep remarked most New Zealanders had grown up listening to Mr Robinson.
Mr Robinson is known around the country as the voice of Morning Report and was given a special award for outstanding contribution to radio at the 2007 New Zealand Radio Awards