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Ryan Bridge confirmed as host of Newstalk ZB Early Edition

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has announced television broadcaster Ryan Bridge as the new presenter for Newstalk ZB’s Early Edition programme.

Bridge recently spent two and a half years as co-host on Three’s AM Show, which has since been axed by Newshub’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.

The closure also affects all of Three’s news production, including Newshub, a previously scheduled Ryan Bridge show at 7pm and Paddy Gower Has Issues.

NZME head of audio Jason Winstanley said Bridge is a “popular, talented broadcaster”.

“I know our listeners will enjoy waking up to Ryan sharing the latest news and analysis on the stories making headlines every weekday morning, and we can’t wait to have him on board.”

NZME chief executive Michael Boggs said he looks forward to Bridge joining NZME’s large group of talented, award-winning journalists and on-air hosts.

Early Edition runs from 5am to 6am weekdays on Newstalk ZB, covering international and domestic news, sports, business and entertainment.

Bridge will start as an Early Edition host on Monday, July 8.