She has been a regular fill-in presenter since the show premiered, but 2019 will see Natarsha Belling finally become a permanent figure at the Studio 10 desk.
The new role will see Belling appear on the program 5-days per week, delivering all the latest from the team at 10 News First . With multiple updates every morning.
Natarsha said, “2019 is an exciting time for 10 News First and I’m thrilled to be playing a role as part of Studio 10 . Mornings are when the big stories break and I’m incredibly proud to be delivering our viewers the very latest on the news stories that shape and change their lives as they develop across the morning.”
TENS’s Network Director of News Content, Ross Dagan, added, “Natarsha is already part of Studio 10 ’s extended family. Her journalistic credentials along with her warmth and engaging nature, are a natural fit for the program.”
Despite recent rumours, TEN is promising all your favourites aren’t going anywhere. Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Angela Bishop, Denise Scott and even Denise Drysdale will all continue to bring smart conversation, fun, frivolity and your favourite infomercials to viewers next year.
A new year also marks another new addition at Studio 10 , in the form of executive producer Tamara Simoneau.
Tamara holds extensive experience in television production both in Australia and abroad, including five years at the Canadian edition of Entertainment Tonight serving as senior executive producer.
The appointment of Simoneau, comes after a horror year for the program which has seen the departure of Ita Buttrose, Jessica Rowe, Carlotta, plus the shows original EP and creator, Robert McKnight. 2018 has seen the program suffer a dramatic decline in ratings.
On her appointment Tamara said, “I’m thrilled to be joining a team with such an incredible breadth of talent and experience. It’s an exciting time to be jumping on board with 10 and I’m looking forward to all that lies ahead.”
Tamara will commence as executive producer with Studio 10 on 14 January, 2019 and succeeds Lucy De Luca, who’s served as acting executive producer this year and been with the program from its inception.
Lucy said; “Now that the show has settled in to its brand-new look, the time is right to step aside and spend time with my family. I will miss the show and the amazing team that work tirelessly behind the scenes, but look forward to seeing the show evolve in 2019 under Tamara as EP.”
On Lucy’s departure, TEN’s Director of News, Ross Dagan added; “Lucy has my warmest thanks for her work on Studio 10 . Not just as acting executive producer in recent times, but across the last five years. Her commitment to the program has been outstanding. She goes with my very best wishes and will always be a friend of the show. “