Network Ten has confirmed the recruitment of Monica Attard in the new role of Foreign Affairs Editor on its struggling breakfasts programs Wake Up and Studio10.
Attard is a 5 time Walkley Award winning journalist best known for her work on ABC TV and Radio where she hosted programs such as Media Watch, The World Today and PM. She was also the ABC’s Russian correspondent for 5 years.
Most recently she briefly held the position of Managing Editor at The Global Mail but left after a dispute with management.
Executive Producer Adam Boland said he was “very happy” with the new appointment. Wake Up is clearly attempting to improve its news credibility, next week the show will present a special series of reports focused on depression.
While ratings for both of Tens morning programs remain low on Wednesday Wake Up achieved its highest share in 25-54s since launch while Studio10 averaged 73,000 viewers.