Toni Street talks family loss and leaving Seven Sharp

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 4:35PM
Toni Street talks about why she left (Photo / Supplied)

Toni Street talks family loss and leaving Seven Sharp

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Nov 2019, 4:35PM

Toni Street is one of the most popular presenters on New Zealand television and radio.

Having worked on Seven Sharp for many years, she still fills in as co-host, and is also one of the host of The Hits Breakfast Show.

Talking with Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford, Street says that she loved her four years on the 7PM show but it reached a point where she did not want to work those hours.

"As soon as my daughter hit school age, I wouldn't see her after school, and the first time I'd see her would be eight'o'clock at night."

Street says that she never thought she would commit to journalism, reaching a crossroads when she was 18 and lost her 14-year-old brother - one of three children her parents lost.

She says she took journalism off the table, but her mother pushed her to follow her dream.

"I actually needed that kick up the pants." 

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