Former news anchor Carly Flynn is turning her investigative attention to the trials and tribulations of Kiwi consumers, joining Brooke Howard-Smith at the helm of popular TV3 consumer programme Target.
Carly is a familiar face to TV3 viewers as a former Nightline anchor and Sunrise host, and brings a wealth of presenting experience, as well as impeccable journalistic credentials to her new role.
MediaWorks TV Factual Commissioner Sue Woodfield says: "Carly is a top-notch journalist, a wife and mother, and a warm, engaging, and very experienced presenter.
"She is the perfect addition to the Target team."
Carly says she is excited to be part of the show that fights for Kiwi consumers' rights.
"I've always been a fan of the way that Target champions the underdog, and I look forward to showcasing some of the best and worst examples of Kiwi products and businesses," she says.
Target has begun filming, and the producers want to hear from the public. If you have a story for Target to investigate, please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Target returns to TV3 at 7.30pm, Tuesday 3 April,
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MediaWorks NZ Limited (website: www.mediaworks.co.nz) is New Zealand's leading private sector broadcast and online media company. Through its specialist divisions – MediaWorks TV, MediaWorks Radio and MediaWorks Interactive, it owns and operates the TV3 and FOUR television networks, national radio brands The Edge, The Rock, MORE FM, Kiwi FM, RadioLIVE, LiveSPORT, The Sound, The Breeze, George FM and Mai FM, plus several local radio stations, and a family of websites.
Hosted by Brooke Howard-Smith and Carly Flynn, Target is TV3's award-winning consumer series which investigates the issues faced by consumers, big and small, lifting the lid on shonky behaviour and bringing solutions to those affected.
The hidden camera house exposes appalling trade practices – but also reveals outstanding workmanship. This year, the famous Target hidden cameras will be going to places they've never been - with some truly shocking results. And the ever popular Product Check is back, where consumer items are rigorously tested, both in the lab and field, to uncover the best quality and price.
About Carly Flynn:
Carly Flynn (nee Kirkwood) was born in Taupo and lived as a teenager in Rarotonga. She holds a Bachelor of MediArts majoring in journalism from Waikato Polytech (now WINTEC) and a Diploma in Journalism from the Journalists Training Organisation.
Carly joined TV3 in 2003 as a reporter for 3 News. She became the Nightline newsreader in 2005, and held that position until October 2008, when she moved to the opposite end of the day, as co-anchor for Sunrise.
When Sunrise came to an end late 2010, Carly worked as a radio announcer for The Breeze, before taking time out to have her second child with cameraman Dave Flynn, who she married in 2006.
Carly's work experience prior to joining MediaWorks includes being a production manager on You're A Star in Ireland, a producer on Newstalk 106 in Ireland, and holding the post of news editor at Counties Manukau Radio.
She lists her interests as travelling, reading, swimming, diving, movies and camping.