More cuts as Ten confirms Bill Woods, Ron Wilson to exit

After speculation over the weekend as to the futures of a number of Network Ten newsreaders, the network today confirmed the exits of three anchors, with one more in negotiation.

A Network Ten spokesperson said today: "As a result of the changes in Ten’s News and Operations division, Bill Woods (Sydney), Helen Kapalos (Melbourne) and Craig Smart are leaving the company.

"Ten News At Five in all cities is moving to single presenters. Adelaide is already a single header with Rebecca Morse. The other presenters will be Sandra Sully in Sydney, Mal Walden in Melbourne, Narelda Jacobs in Perth and Bill McDonald in Brisbane.

"Bill, Helen and Craig are highly regarded and respected news presenters and reporters. They leave Ten with our best wishes. We sincerely thank them for their significant contribution to the company.

"Ten is still in discussions with Georgina Lewis (Brisbane) about her future role."

Following news at the weekend of the removal of Kapalos from the Melbourne broadcast, reports emerged that Sydney newsreader Woods was also set for the exit, however Ten denied this as late as Saturday.

The news follows the announcement yesterday that Paul Henry, Kathryn Robinson and Ron Wilson, who has been with the network for more than 30 years, would be leaving the network when Breakfast and Morning News cease production at the end of November.

Woods took to Twitter last night to thank his supporters, saying: "Thanks to everyone for your support. I may be finishing but I'm not finished! There are people out there doing it a lot tougher ;)"

The story More cuts as Ten confirms Bill Woods, Ron Wilson to exit first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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