Early Edition

5AM - 5:59AM weekdays

Early Edition

Start your day informed.

Early Edition is a fast-paced news programme hosted by Rachel Smalley. Setting the agenda for the day, Early Edition is across the latest developments both at home and abroad with interviews, international correspondents and a regional wrap-up.

Don’t risk not knowing what’s going on – tune in to Early Edition, weekdays at 5am and only on Newstalk ZB.


Rachel Smalley

Her career in journalism is extensive. She has reported from Europe, Africa, Asia and America, covering elections in Britain, the United States, France and New Zealand. In 2007 she reported from Paris when Nicolas Sarkozy was elected as French President, and later that year travelled to Washington to report on the historic election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency.

She spent eight years living in Europe working for news organisations in Dublin and London, and gained invaluable experience working for the award-winning rolling news channel Sky News UK in London for four years.

Rachel now interviews some of the country’s leading politicians every week. She has a strong nose for news, and spent long stints reporting from her native Christchurch during the earthquakes. She also maintains strong views on some of the key issues facing women today.


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