Audience To See A 'Different Monika Kos' As Veteran TV Presenter Takes On New Role
Perth knows Monika Kos, but viewers will see a ‘different side’ of the West Aussie media stalwart when she takes to the 10 News First Perth set on Monday night.
Kos, who spent 20 years at the helm of Today Tonight, will begin presenting the bulletin alongside Tim Gossage and Michael Schultz next week and says the new role will see a ‘new Monika’ in front of the camera.
“The audience might expect to see what they saw before, but I feel like I’m starting all over again, it’s a new challenge,” Kos told 10 daily.
“I’m not just picking up where I left off, I’m starting completely fresh.”
Kos brings nearly 30 years of media experience to the network and is thrilled to join at an exciting time for 10.
“Ten is a really good fit for me. I like the changes - I’m excited about the 90-minute bulletin. It’s very comprehensive in terms of news, sport and weather,” she said.
“Ten is growing, it's evolving and the merger with ViacomCBS offers a lot of potential.”
Having spent her entire working career in Perth, Kos knows her audience and has been passionate about connecting with the community over the past three decades.
“We’re the largest state in Australia, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover and unless you live here, I don’t think you can really appreciate that.
“We’re very parochial, we don’t like change, we’re very loyal. Perth people want to know what’s happening in their own backyard.
"The audience will see me in a different position, they’re going to see me in a different role. It’s a role that I’m going to grow into.
“I’m not going to be the Monika who presented Today Tonight at 10 News First Perth. It will still be the same old me, just a different side.”
Kos is looking forward to working with the local team to bring viewers Perth's most comprehensive TV news first at 5.
“I have a role to play in this team, and I want to do our news justice,” she said.
“At the end of the day, I’m just part of the end product. It's everybody working behind the scenes who make that happen. What I want to do is nail presenting that product for 10 News First Perth.”