Whoever takes over Today as EP has a lot of work to do.
The first thing I’d suggest is to ditch Stefanovic and the current 4 presenter format and go with a 3 presenter format like Good Morning America. Have a trio like Deb Knight, Georgie and Tim Gilbert sharing main hosting duties, make it more seamless rather than having distinctive roles.
Then there comes the sets/graphics. Graphics are ok-ish but needs a bit of polish. Set needs to be open and natural, not artificially bland like their current mess. It’s best that they build an apartment style set when they move to North Sydney in 2020.
Content also needs a rework. Less ‘breaking’ news sensationalism and less hyper-local news such as car crashes, housefires etc (or put them later). Start the 5:30 half hour with serious, important news and continue until 7am, and as the hours go by slowly introduce some consumer reports and entertainment reports (citing more on Today Extra), but maintain focus on worthy news and hard hitting interviews. Basically, start off serious, and become lighter as the show progresses (let Today Extra take all the entertainment/consumer news). Also, add traffic reports using local traffic management supplemented with a map of current traffic to bring viewers up to date.
Just my two cents.