Guyon Espiner is to replace Geoff Robinson when he retires from Morning report next year.
. . . Espiner has been a political editor for Television New Zealand and the Sunday Star-Times, and has presented TVNZ’s Q + A programme on Sundays.
He also worked on TV3 programmes The Vote and 3rd Degree and has been in journalism for 20 years.
Radio New Zealand’s chief executive Paul Thompson described Espiner as an incisive interviewer with an impressive career and impeccable journalistic credentials. . . .
When I did the Kellogg Rural Leadership programme we visited Radio NZ while Morning Report was on air and were able to speak to Robinson afterwards.
I asked him what made a good interviewer, he said, one of the most important attributes was being a good listener.