The King is dead, long live the King

Stuff reports:

Patrick Gower has stepped down as Newshub’s political editor, taking up a new position with the network.

He would stay with Newshub, moving into a new reporting role as its “national correspondent”.

Newshub owner MediaWorks did not announce who would replace Gower in the Beehive.

In a statement, MediaWorks head of news Hal Crawford said Gower’s new role would “see him unleashed”.

“Paddy is one of the best communicators I have ever worked with – his new role as National Correspondent will see him unleashed on the whole of NZ, something I’m looking forward to immensely,” Crawford said. 

Gower would start in his new role next year.

Gower was the dominant personality in the press gallery. He was larger than life and always brought huge energy to his stories. It will be interesting to see who takes over from him.

Lloyd Burr and Jenna Lynch are probably the two most well known Newshub gallery members. But former deputy Tova O’Brien is a possibility also. They could also look to pinch someone from another outlet, but that is less likely.


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