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Sylvia Jeffreys to replace Georgie

Sylvia Jeffreys. Picture: Twitter/Sylvia Jeffreys
The newsreader was welcomed on the set this morning and will start her new role on Monday.
"Congratulations I'm really thrilled for you," Georgie said to Sylvia.
Richard Reid, Georgie Gardner, Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins in 2010.
Richard Reid, Georgie Gardner, Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins in 2010.
Richard Reid, Georgie Gardner, Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins in 2010.
The Queensland-born journalist has quickly established herself as one of the most versatile members of the news team.
She started her television career with Channel Nine in Brisbane and since 2012 she has filed stories for Nine News, been the Today Show's Sydney reporter, co-hosted Weekend Today.
"It is a huge privilege to be stepping into this role. I’ve been a part of the Today family in one way or another for four years. I love the team and I am thrilled to become a permanent fixture on the show," Sylvia said.
"I have tremendous respect for Georgie Gardner as a colleague. She has also been a wonderful friend and a generous mentor to me. She leaves the biggest of shoes to fill."
Today's Executive Producer, Mark Calvert, said: "The role of the Today Show's news presenter carries with it great responsibility. They are often the first person Australia turns to when breaking news hits – from here and around the world.
"Georgie Gardner has done the job for seven years with aplomb. She has developed the role and made it her own and we can’t thank her enough for her grace, warmth and humour every single morning. She’s definitely one of a kind.
"But we could think of no one better suited to step into the job than Sylvia. She’s a talented journalist with a great personality and natural hosting ability. She’s already part of the Today Show family, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring her on full time as Today’s news presenter. I know the team are equally delighted, and I can’t wait for our viewers to get to know her."

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