Toni Street and Mike Hosking to leave Seven Sharp
Tomorrow’s final Seven Sharp show for 2017 will bring a close to Toni Street and Mike Hosking’s four years co-hosting
the country’s most watched 7pm weeknight programme.
John Gillespie, TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs, says: “Toni and Mike are stepping down. They’re a dynamic team
and together they’ve been a mainstay of New Zealand’s evening viewing for several years. Their leadership at 7pm has
been a defining force in our media landscape.”
Toni Street is cutting back on her weeknight work commitments to spend more time with her family. “This decision has not
come easy for me, but with two young children, I want to be home more often in the evenings for them. Seven Sharp has
been my dream job, I’ve absolutely loved my four years with Mike on the show,” she says. “It’s been a privilege to be
part of such a professional, fun and supportive team. I’m really proud of our success and grateful to have been welcomed
into the homes of so many New Zealanders.”
Street, who was named TV Personality of the Year at the 2017 NZ TV Awards, will be taking up new presenting
opportunities with TVNZ in the year ahead. “I’m really excited to be hosting the Commonwealth Games and the New
Zealander of the Year Awards for TVNZ in 2018 and I look forward to working on other projects with my TVNZ family
including within news and current affairs,” she says.
Mike Hosking says, “This was particularly important to me personally, to honour what has been one of the best
combinations on television. Given we started together we end together. It is also always good to leave on your own terms
and at your own time, often a rare trick in media.”
Seven Sharp will have a new presenting line-up when it returns next year after the holiday break. Viewers won’t be
waiting long to find out who will be hosting, says TVNZ. A follow-up announcement is expected in January.