Popular broadcaster Eric Young will return to his role hosting Prime News just weeks after he vacated the presenter's chair.

Young was replaced by former Al-Jazeera reporter Wayne Hay last month, as MediaWorks took over production of Prime's news bulletin.

At the time, all Prime news staff - 15 people in total - were made redundant, including fellow presenter Charlotte Bellis, who was replaced by MediaWorks' Janika ter Ellen.

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Young will return to the Prime News desk on Monday.

In a statement, Sky CEO John Fellet welcomed Young back to the team.

"Due to other commitments Eric was not able to join us for the launch of our new look bulletin at the beginning of March, however we are as delighted as we know our viewers will be to welcome him back to the team."

The move will see Wayne Hay return to reporting and presenting 60 Minutes on Prime.

"Wayne Hay has done a brilliant job of keeping Kiwis informed on the latest news since the change of bulletin, and we are thankful he has been able to assist the Prime News team over the past two months," said Mr Fellet.

Young will also continue in his role as fill-in presenter and contributor on Newstalk ZB.

- nzherald.co.nz