Ryan Bridge confirmed as new host of The AM Show

  • 06/09/2021

Ryan Bridge has been confirmed as the new host of The AM Show on Three.

Bridge has been hosting the show following the recent announcement of Duncan Garner's resignation.

Long-time stand-in presenter for the show, Bridge is a former Newshub reporter and RadioLIVE political reporter. He has most recently been the host of Magic Talk's drive show and has also filled in as a guest presenter on Newshub Nation.

Bridge said he was really excited to be taking up the role, working alongside Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson.

"There's nothing quite like morning television - it's live, largely unscripted and allows you to connect with everyday Kiwis as they get ready to take on the day," he said.

"It's a huge privilege to be joining Discovery and I look forward to working with the entire team to deliver compelling television, while tackling the issues that matter. And of course, having a whole lot of fun while we're at it."

Ryan Bridge hosting The AM Show.
Ryan Bridge hosting The AM Show. Photo credit: Discovery NZ

Newshub's Director of News, Sarah Bristow, said Bridge was an excellent addition to the show.

Ryan is a truly exciting broadcaster who is perfectly suited to a dynamic morning show," she said.

"He flawlessly pivots from conducting hard-hitting interviews to sharing engaging and entertaining anecdotes, driven by his innate curiosity and genuine desire to connect with his audiences. Television is his passion and I am excited to welcome him back to Newshub and Three." 

The AM Show broadcasts weekdays on Three and streams live on ThreeNow and Newshub.co.nz from 6am to 9am.