PM Jacinda Ardern making waves in New York

Drive 24/09/2018
Photo: Newshub.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is getting a lot of attention from American media outlets during her visit to the United Nations in New York.

Her stopover will be punctuated with media interviews on some of America's biggest talk shows, with appearances on The Today Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and on CNN.

Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien is with her in New York and said Ms Ardern is being “very warmly” welcomed to the city.

"There’s a lot of interest around Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office – that’s very much at a focus of moderators and panels, and questions from crowds," she told RadioLIVE Drive.

"A lot of attention on the Prime Minister where perhaps New Zealand wouldn’t normally get quite as much.”

Ms Ardern will speak at a United Nations climate change event on Monday night (NZ time). 

The AM Show host Duncan Garner said on Monday that Ms Ardern is "very much going to be a new squeezy toy in the toy shop."

"They're all going to want to touch her and meet her and shake hands and 'aw where's the baby'," he said

Listen to the ful interview with Tova O'Brien above.

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