TVNZ unveils new current affairs team

Ali Mau is part the host trio of TV One's new current affairs show Seven Sharp.
Ali Mau is part the host trio of TV One's new current affairs show Seven Sharp.
Ali Mau, Greg Boyed, and Jesse Mulligan will front TV One's new 7pm current affairs show Seven Sharp.

After much speculation, TVNZ head of news and current affairs Ross Dagan announced the presenting team today, describing the trio as experienced and entertaining with "strong journalistic pedigree, who collectively personify all of the attributes of the new show".

"We are confident this team will tell compelling stories in a refreshing way that will engage New Zealand viewers. Seven Sharp will reflect the day's events with smart thinking, different viewpoints, and plenty of laughs along the way," he said.

Mau is a long-serving journalist, most recently known for her role as the co-host of consumer affairs show Fair Go.

Boyed has worked for TVNZ for more than a decade with recent roles on ONE News at 6, Tonight and Q+A.

The pair will be joined by Mulligan, a comedian and head writer and panellist on TV3's 7 Days.

"I'm thrilled to be part of this, particularly as the Seven Sharp team is such a strong one both journalistically and creatively. I'm really looking forward to working alongside Greg and Jesse in the studio, both of whom bring a wicked sense of humour and depth of knowledge to the show," said Mau, who admitted leaving Fair Go was the hardest part of her decision.

Seven Sharp is due to air in a few weeks.