Karl Stefanovic will be taking an extended break from work commitments amid his split from Cassandra Thorburn.
Channel Nine boss Darren Wick confirmed the 42-year-old Today show host will be taking at least a month off work as he deals with family issues, the Daily Mail reports.
'I think any of us would be happy to take a holiday at the end of the year,' Darren added.
'Previously what we've done with Karl is that he has often shot 60 Minutes stories over the summer.
'We don't want him doing that this year — just have a break. Obviously what he's working through with his family situation ... he needs to have a break and just rest and spend time with his family.
'He's going to do that and come back fresh next year,' he continued.
News of Karl and Cass’ split comes after 21 years of marriage.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, a 'long term associate' of Karl and Cassandra said: 'If she really wanted to tip the bucket on Karl, she could... Cassie really is holding the cards in this... it is going to cost Karl a lot of money.'
Meanwhile, Karl is currently in New York as part of the Channel Nine team covering the US presidential election.
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