Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd to present Newshub Nation

Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd to present Newshub Nation
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Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd will be replacing Lisa Owen as the new co-hosts of Newshub Nation from October 6, 2018.

Emma, currently a senior reporter for Newshub, has been based in the Wellington bureau for 11 years. During that time she has reported on business, politics and general news.

She has extensive experience presenting and reporting for Newshub's nightly bulletins and previous shows including Story, Sunrise and Firstline. Emma will continue to be based in Wellington during the week and will travel to Auckland to present Newshub Nation on the weekend.

Of the new role, Emma says, "It's a privilege to co-host our flagship TV current affairs and interview program alongside Simon, and I look forward to the challenge of doing so."

"Newshub Nation has proven itself to be a critical vehicle for holding the nation's decision-makers to account and to get to the heart of issues that matter to New Zealanders up and down the country."

Co-host Simon Shepherd has more than 25 years' journalism experience and during his time at Three he has worked on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Firstline and Campbell Live before moving to Newshub where he has presented and reported for Newshub Live at 6pm and Newshub Nation.

Of the show, Simon says, "Newshub Nation is an extremely important programme which has a proud track record of shining the spotlight on politicians and their promises and diving beneath the headlines on the issues that matter to Kiwis."

"I am not only excited to be given the chance to carry that on but to also work with Emma who is an outstanding journalist."

Hal Crawford, Newshub's chief news officer, says, "I am so pleased to welcome Emma and Simon to Newshub Nation. They are both seasoned journos and natural communicators - their combined presence will bring a new energy to our flagship long-form journalism show."

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