Reporter Tova O’Brien did time in the parliamentary press gallery before joining MediaWorks in 2007, where she filed reports across the company’s television news shows (3 News, Nightline). She moved to London in 2016 to be the European correspondent for Newshub (Mediaworks' rebranded news division), covering stories such as the UK elections, Brexit and the Grenfell Tower disaster. She made the news herself after being issued with a caution in London in 2015 for filming outside Chris Cairns' perjury trial. In May 2018 she returned to Wellington to become Newshub's Political Editor.
Tova is an exceptional news talent, filing on every major story in Europe over the past two years. I'm looking forward to her bringing that insight and presence back to Wellington for Newshub. Newshub chief news officer Hal Crawford, on O’Brien’s appointment as Newshub Political Editor, 15 February 2018