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Presenter Hilary Barry calls it quits

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/04/2016

Hilary Barry is leaving TV3, ending a 23-year stint with the broadcaster's news operation, now branded as Newshub.

"She started with TV3 as a news reporter in Christchurch in 1993 and has become one of New Zealand's favourite personalities on television and radio," MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon says.

"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.

Hilary Barry © Michael Bradley / Getty Images Hilary Barry "So, we respect her decision, thank her for her enormous contribution and wish her the very best."

She will remain on-air for another month.

An announcement on the presenting line-up on both Newshub Live at Six and Paul Henry will be made in the coming weeks.

"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," she says.

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