23 May 2009

On-screen role possible for Hirschfeld at Maori TV

7:36 am on 23 May 2009

The head of Maori Television says his new head of programming would be welcome to have an on-screen role as well.

Chief executive Jim Mather says the channel is pleased to have taken on TV3 producer Carol Hirschfeld from Ngati Porou.

Waatea News reports she will begin the job in August, after more than a decade with TV3 as a journalist, newsreader and most recently, executive producer of Campell Live.

Mr Mather says Maori Television has just had its highest monthly ratings, with more than 1.7 million viewers during April.