Is Tom Steinfort the new Karl Stefanovic?

He's the Weekend Today co-host said to be impressing Channel Nine's senior execs.

And Tom Steinfort was given ample time to demonstrate he has main show potential during Wednesday's Today, as he sat with host Lisa Wilkinson for a lengthy segment while Karl Stefanovic takes time off to film another Channel Nine program. 

The 32-year-old covered news items including the arrest of a New South Wales man accused of helping Islamic State, the NRL's betting scandal and Adele's concert tour.

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Impressive: Tom Steinfort was given ample time to demonstrate he has main show potential during Wednesday's Today show, as he sat with host Lisa Wilkinson for a lengthy segment

The Senior Correspondent appeared on the show as his good pal Karl has been filming the network special This Time Next Year over the past two weeks.

According to a Sydney Morning Herald article back in January, Tom has effectively been 'auditioning' for the role and is seen as a 'breath of fresh air'. 

The report also mentioned 'Karl Stefanovic's well-documented desire to get off Today', which has not been confirmed by the host or the network. 

Skilled: The 32-year-old covered news items including the arrest of a New South Wales man accused of helping Islamic State, the NRL's betting scandal and Adele's concert tour

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