Sam Hayes and David Farrier to host TV3’s late night news

Since The Paul Henry Show wrapped up late last year, the 10:30pm slot has been looked after by a straightforward news broadcast.

MediaWorks has announced Samantha Hayes and David Farrier as co-hosts for MediaWorks’ 2015 late news and entertainment show.

Since The Paul Henry Show wrapped up late last year, the 10:30pm slot has been looked after by a straightforward news broadcast.

Mr Henry is due to host a new breakfast show early this year (no launch date) that will broadcast simultaneously on TV3, Radio Live and on digital.

Meanwhile, Revlon and Lindaur have been named as supporting sponsors for MediaWorks' spearhead reality TV show for 2015, The Bachelor.

Michael Hill International is the primary sponsor for the show.

From the release:

MediaWorks Group Head of News, Mark Jennings says: “Samantha and David have spent half their lives at MediaWorks and are two of our brightest news and current affairs talents."

Samantha Hayes has worked as a journalist and presenter across TV3’s News and Current Affairs programmes for the past decade.  Her presenting experience includes three years as Nightline anchor and co-presenting 3rd Degree with Duncan Garner.  She has worked as a reporter for 3News, focusing on the environment, science and arts, and on long-form current affairs for 3rd Degree.  Samantha was TV3’s Australian correspondent in 2011, and her work has also taken her to Antarctica, Costa Rica, the UK and Europe, India, Australia, the US and Pacific.

David Farrier joined TV3 as an autocue operator while still at university.  He was the Entertainment Reporter for Nightline for several years and now works on entertainment and technology stories for 3News and Campbell Live.  David’s other TV experience includes a TV3 documentary about the origins of the National Anthem, and playing the reporter in Rhys Darby’s Netflix series Short Poppies.  He co-hosted radio show (and co-hosts the podcast) The Cryptid Factor with Darby. David is currently directing The Tickle King, a documentary about the strange world of competitive endurance tickling. He has an extensive social media following and in 2014, hosted an episode of The Paul Henry Show, with his parrot Keith.

Farrier and Hayes will continue to work for other MediaWorks’ news programmes; Hayes on TV3’s weekly current affairs programme, Farrier as an entertainment reporter filing for a range of news brands.  Further details, including the programme name, will be announced in the coming weeks.