“I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished in all the teams I’ve been on and in this tough and hostile business, you’re wrong if you think you’re doing it on your own,” Garner said. “Three and now Discovery has the most talented staff and the best journalists I have ever worked with. Their commitment, knowledge, sources, courage and work ethic are and continue to be legendary.
“This place has been home for 20 years and it’s damn hard to say goodbye but I have to do it. I have some important family and personal matters that need my attention and now is a good time to go. “, he added.
The broadcaster said he would be missed by his co-hosts Amanda Gilles and Mark Richardson and the show’s “loyal audience”.
“I have a particularly heavy heart to leave our AM team and loved being on air daily with Amanda and Mark. They are brilliant and fun co-hosts and I have immense confidence in them. Our extended team is made up of absolute soldiers and I appreciate all the opportunities offered to me by the leadership. “
Newshub News Director Sarah Bristow paid tribute to Garner’s years of service to Three.
“Duncan is an award-winning journalist who played an important role in Newshub and Three for two decades. He is an exceptional conversationalist who has the ability to extract information from politicians and hold them to account, while connecting with everyday Kiwis, understanding the issues that affect them most, ”he said. she declared.
“Over the years Duncan has helped mentor some of our brightest journalists and for the past five years has been leading the news agenda with his interviews on The AM Show. Morning TV hours are grueling and I respect Duncan’s decision to focus on himself and his family. Duncan leaves with my best wishes for his future. “
Duncan Garner’s departure is effective immediately. Ryan Bridge will host The AM Show this week and an announcement regarding Garner’s replacement will be made in due course.