Hilary Barry quits Mediaworks

Staff Writer

After 23 years on-air, Hilary Barry has decided to depart MediaWorks in New Zealand.

Hilary’s multi award winning career began in 1993 as TV3 reporter moving to the 6pm News slot in 2005. In addition to TV3, Hilary spent ten years as a newsreader at More FM and six years at Radio Live, before her current role as presenter on the Paul Henry Show, which spans Radio, TV and web.

Hilary Barry said: “I have had a wonderful and varied career at MediaWorks and am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with some incredibly talented people over the years who have been both mentors and friends.

“I am thrilled to have been a part of the launch and success of Newshub and Paul Henry. I know I’m leaving both performing well and in great shape.

“For now though, I am very much looking forward to recharging my batteries and spending more time with my family. I want to thank MediaWorks, my colleagues and the viewers and listeners. I know that the team will continue to deliver a world class news service across digital, TV and radio.”

Mark Weldon, MediaWorks Group CEO, said: “On behalf of MediaWorks, I want to thank and pay tribute to Hilary. She is a brilliant broadcaster, highly respected journalist and much-loved personality, who will be missed by myself, colleagues and audiences. 

“This was a personal decision made by Hilary. We are disappointed to lose her but also acknowledge that, after 23 years, it’s very reasonable she might wish to make a change. So, we respect her decision, thank her for her enormous contribution, and wish her the very best.”


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