Sylvia Jeffreys Confirms She's Leaving Today Show
Four days after her husband, Peter Stefanovic, revealed he would be leaving Nine, newsreader Sylvia Jeffreys has revealed she'll be leaving the Today show.
While the 32-year-old will no longer be with the breakfast program, she will reportedly be redeployed within Channel Nine.
The announcement comes after news that her brother-in-law, Karl Stefanovic, would also be leaving the show but will continue to remain with the network.
"I've loved and embraced every minute of my TODAY show chapter and feel humbled to have worked with so many passionate people -- hosts, studio crew, cameramen and producers -- who have become my great mates. There are few shows that are fortunate to have such an engaged audience, and I thank our viewers for inviting me into their homes day after day," she said in a statement.
"I'm thrilled to sink my teeth into a brand new project. Opportunity often knocks when you least expect it and I'm ready to dive right into what's ahead of me," she added.
Nine's director of news and current affairs, Darren Wick, added, "Sylvia has done a great job on TODAY, and while the team there will miss her, she's about to embark on an exciting new challenge. Watch this space in 2019."
It followed rumours that Jeffreys would follow her husband out of Nine, however Wick revealed last week that she would remain within the Nine family.
"Sylvia Jeffreys is a huge part of Nine's plans for 2019 and beyond," Wick said on Thursday. "She is contracted with Nine until the end of 2020. Any reports or speculation that she is leaving Nine are incorrect.
"She is a gifted, hard-working journalist and presenter and we look forward to continuing to work with her."
It's the latest in several changes made to Today's lineup, with entertainment editor Richard Wilkins recently being replaced by former triple j newsreader and proud Indigenous woman, Brooke Boney, who will join the program as the show's new entertainment correspondent.
“I’m really thrilled to be joining the team and so excited to be working alongside Richard Wilkins,” Boney said in a statement. “He’s such a legend in the business.”
“As a young girl growing up in the country I watched Today, so it’s really awesome to know it’ll be my new home."
Wilkins will remain the entertainment editor at Nine, but will focus his efforts on Today Extra with David Campbell and Sonia Kruger.