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Kerri-Anne Kennerley axed from Channel 10 as the network makes drastic budget cuts

And she's not the only star who's been sacked by the network.

By Rebecca Sullivan
Channel 10 has today announced it has axed several of its high profile stars as part of huge network-wide budget cuts, with Studio 10 presenters Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Natarsha Belling and weatherman Tim Bailey all on the chopping block.
The changes are part of Channel 10's restructure of its news and operations department, with about 20 roles expected to be impacted.
Studio 10 will continue to air as usual during the week from 8am to midday.
The show's other presenters Sarah Harris and Angela Bishop will stay on, with Denise Drysdale, Denise Scott and Jono Coleman continuing their roles as contributors, and Narelda Jacobs will still present the news.
According to Mumbrella, Studio 10's Joe Hildebrand is also in talks about his future with the network.
Joe also recently departed his role as a columnist at news.com.au.
Sarah Harris and Angela Bishop will stay on, while KAK has been sacked and Joe Hildebrand's future is up in the air. Image: Channel 10
Kerri-Anne Kennerley is one of the high profile stars on the chopping block. Image: Getty
"The decision to make these changes was a very difficult one and I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our friends and colleagues who will leave the network," Ten's network director of news content, Ross Dagan, said in a statement.
"It is in no way a reflection of their talent, contribution or passion. They are exceptionally gifted people. We are incredibly proud of them and their work. There is no doubt they will be missed.
"These painful changes reflect the state of the media industry in recent years and the need for all media companies to achieve new efficiencies.
"While our viewers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will see some on-air changes, we will continue to produce local news and employ local reporters, camera operators and production staff in those cities," he said.
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