Channel Seven loses ANOTHER Sunrise producer – after the exit of wunderkind Michael Pell

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Channel Seven loses ANOTHER senior Sunrise producer amid ‘shake up’ at the breakfast show – after the exit of wunderkind Michael Pell for a new career Los Angeles

Sunrise has lost another producer, according to a new report on Saturday.

Senior supervising producer Monica Lepore is said to have resigned from the Channel Seven breakfast show on Thursday, The Daily Telegraph has claimed.

The exit came following a ‘shake up’ at the program, with three senior producers promoted earlier in the day.

Exit: Sunrise has lost another producer, according to a new report on Saturday. Senior supervising producer Monica Lepore is said to have resigned from the Channel Seven breakfast show on Thursday, The Daily Telegraph has claimed. Pictured: The cast of Sunrise

Exit: Sunrise has lost another producer, according to a new report on Saturday. Senior supervising producer Monica Lepore is said to have resigned from the Channel Seven breakfast show on Thursday, The Daily Telegraph has claimed. Pictured: The cast of Sunrise 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment in relation to this story.  

It comes after news that longtime Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell, 38, will take up a new role in Los Angeles sourcing ‘new programming out of the U.S. for the network’, according to The Australian. 

Pell’s role could be run by two people moving forward, according to sources. 

Lagging: Today, hosted by Karl Stefanovic (left) and Allison Langdon (right), has fallen further behind Sunrise in the ratings race since the beginning of the year

Lagging: Today, hosted by Karl Stefanovic (left) and Allison Langdon (right), has fallen further behind Sunrise in the ratings race since the beginning of the year

Meanwhile, rumours are swirling in the TV industry that the move may be a way for Seven to keep Pell on its books – and far from Nine executives who want to poach the wunderkind for the Today show.

Today, hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon, has fallen further behind Sunrise in the ratings race since the beginning of the year.

News broke last month that Pell will step down from the role he’s held for the last 11 years around Easter time.  

According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald in December, the top producer was eyeing potential offers in the U.S.

Leaving: It comes after news that longtime Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell (pictured) will take up a new role in Los Angeles sourcing'new programming out of the U.S. for the network', according to The Australian

 Leaving: It comes after news that longtime Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell (pictured) will take up a new role in Los Angeles sourcing ‘new programming out of the U.S. for the network’, according to The Australian 

Pell confirmed at the time his current contract with Seven was ‘in negotiation’ and no decisions had been made.

In 2019, the Herald Sun reported Pell had ‘expressed interest’ in relocating to America, prompting Seven bosses to offer him an annual salary of more than $1million to stay at the network.

Pell is said to be one of the highest-paid executives at Seven and produces up to 24 hours of live television every week. 

Moves: News broke last month that Pell will step down from the role he's held for the last 11 years around Easter time

Moves: News broke last month that Pell will step down from the role he’s held for the last 11 years around Easter time

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