William Waiirua and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby join Three's new morning show AM

  • 02/12/2021

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby and William Waiirua are the latest additions to the line-up of Three's new morning show, AM, set to launch early next year. 

Oliver-Kerby will be taking up the role of news and sports presenter and will also host the AM Early show from 5.30am on weekdays, presenting Aotearoa's first weekday television news bulletin of the day. 

"I simply cannot wait to be a part of the team on the new AM adventure," Oliver-Kerby said. 

"From admiring the show from my couch at home - to now being a part of creating it - is a huge honour. I know the team both in front of the camera and behind it, and I can’t wait to share our mornings with New Zealand." 

The broadcaster has over three decades of experience and has covered numerous Rugby and Netball World Cups, Olympic and Commonwealth games and the America's Cup. 

Meanwhile, social media star and singer Waiirua will become AM's roving weather presenter, travelling around the motu to report on local community stories and events.

Waiirua previously worked at the Child, Youth and Family Department - now called Oranga Tamariki - alongside New Zealand's most vulnerable children. 

William Waiirua and Bernadine Oliver-Kerby join Three's new morning show AM
Photo credit: Discovery NZ

"I'm really excited to join our amazing new AM team and to bring great synergies and positivity to morning telly," Waiirua said. 

"I can't wait to boost the morale of each and every New Zealander in the mornings!" 

Discovery's Senior Vice President and General Manager ANZ Glen Kyne said he was "delighted" to have Oliver-Kerby and Waiirua as part of the new programme. 

"Bernadine brings a wealth of broadcasting experience - credibility both in news and sport. She's also fun and quick witted," he said. 

"William is going to bring energy, humour, cheekiness and warmth - out and about connecting with communities around the country." 

Waiirua and Oliver-Kerby will join current host Ryan Bridge and the newly announced Melissa Chan-Green on the show next year.