- Publish Date
- Monday, 21 September 2020, 1:16PM
After 16 years at TVNZ, Seven Sharp reporter Tim Wilson has announced he is leaving the broadcaster.
Taking to Instagram, the father-of-three announced the news, revealing he had decided to pursue a new chapter in his life.
Alongside a picture of himself in the TVNZ newsroom, he wrote: "Time to leave. It's been a wonderful 16 years at TVNZ, but I've decided to pursue a new season and fresh harvest fields.
"Thanks to the colleagues who taught me, scolded me, encouraged me, prayed with me, laughed with me (yes, also at...), then handed over the chocolate at 3 pm.
"You are all 🌟🌟🌟 in my sky. Ngā manaakitanga!"
Elaborating on his decision to leave, he said the decision to leave had been "fermenting" for a while and "it's time to go".
"TVNZ is great and the people there are amazing," Wilson said.
"It can be a grind at times, there's no question about that. But I just want to take time and pause, maybe do a bit more writing, that kind of thing."
He added lockdown helped spark his decision to take a break.
"Lockdown was actually great for us as a family, it was just like 'wow'. We started to breathe more regularly, and it was really great."
Wilson joined TVNZ in 2004. He worked as the US correspondent before joining Seven Sharp when it began in 2013.
TVNZ confirmed Wilson's last day would be October 8.