Mike Larkan returns to 10 News First in new role


Popular weatherman and Melbourne identity Mike Larkan is returning to television.

Mike Larkan when he was the weatherman at 10 News

In his new role Larkin will be a reporter for 10 News First, as a community reporter.

The news was first broken by entertainment reporter Peter Ford this morning on radio.

A Network 10 spokesperson confirmed the news, telling us:

“We’re thrilled Mike Larkan is back to present Mike’s Melbourne, every Friday in 10 News First. Mike’s Melbourne will shine a light on what’s happening in our city and across the state, showcasing events around town, as Victoria is brought back to life post lockdown.”

Larkan was made redundant during a big cull which saw high-profile names across the news division leave the network.

His role as local weather presenter was replaced by Adelaide’s Kate Freebairn who presents for Melbourne and Adelaide.

Speaking to TV Blackbox Larkan says:

“Changes were made at 10, I wasn’t part of the new change but I think they sort of missed the idea of me being on location, being out and around Melbourne.

When asked about the public reaction to him leaving 10 Larkan says:

“There was quite the groundswell of viewers who were unhappy with the decision that was made. I think that’s been a big plus in me coming back”

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph. "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail. Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE BEN, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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