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Prime News – First at 5.30pm is produced by the award-winning MediaWorks news division at their Auckland Flower Street Studios and offers a high-quality 5.30pm news programme with the day’s top news, sport and weather, all in a concise 30 minute package. With Eric Young presenting on weeknights and Janika ter Ellen at weekends, Prime News – First at 5.30pm will continue to keep you up-to-date, backed by the resources of the country’s finest journalists, producers and foreign correspondents from around the globe.

ERIC YOUNG

ERIC YOUNG

Eric Young is an award-winning journalist, who has managed to turn an obsession for news into a career spanning more than a quarter of a century.His broadcasting career began with Auckland’s radio in the early 1980s, took a seven-year diversion to the Auckland Star’s sports department, before returning with the launch of TV3 in 1989.

His broadcasting career began with Auckland’s radio in the early 1980s, took a seven-year diversion to the Auckland Star’s sports department, before returning with the launch of TV3 in 1989. He has worked for ESPN, has commentated on and written about sport in dozens of countries, and joined Prime News in 2006.

JANIKA TER ELLEN

JANIKA TER ELLEN

Janika ter Ellen started her journalism career at RadioLIVE, before taking up a job at 3News in Wellington. She worked as a 3News reporter three years before joining The Paul Henry Show line up as the news presenter. During her time at MediaWorks, she has worked on Firstline, Midday, 3 News' 6pm bulletin, and Nightline, covering everything from the Scott Guy trial to New Zealand Fashion Week.

Janika studied Political Science and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, then completed her journalism training at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch.