ABC News Presenters and Reporters


Thursday - Saturday :

Paul Higgins presenting in Victoria .


Well l definitely heard Paul mentioned Tasmanian viewers (can’t remember exact words) at the start of the bulletin… Hence why l posted a reply here last night.


Yeah, wasn’t doubting it. I was at the pub and missed it anyway. Just saw it before it disappears on iView and yeah he welcomed Tasmanian viewers, no mention on the Tas version however which was interesting they were just straight into it despite only going to half the state.


Also at least one story from Tasmania about bushfires and admittedly brief mentions in the weather including 7 days forecasts for Hobart and Launceston.


Peter Stefanovic, was spotted at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters this week. Aunty says she has nothing official to report but let’s wait and see if he pops up on ABC news.



Although I wish these new recruits well, do we know who the names of them are?


Friday & Saturday -

Mary Gearin is back presenting in Victoria.


Monday & Tuesday -

Lorna Dunkley is presenting ABC News at Five.

Monday -

Nate Byrne presented weather in Victoria tonight.


Is this no longer being presented from Melbourne by either Tamara or Mary?


Presenter change for the late news in most states, starting next Monday February 4.


Wednesday to Friday -

Kirsten Aiken presented ABC News at Five.


Thursday -

Paul Higgins is presenting in Victoria tonight.


Tamara’s youngest started Prep today.


Friday & Saturday-

Paul Higgins also presenting in Victoria .


Jenny Woodward presenting weather in Queensland tonight - due to the flooding situation in the north. Usually she works Sundays to Thursdays.






Sarah Ferguson, one of Australia’s most respected journalists, has been appointed China Bureau Chief as the ABC expands its commitment to covering this increasingly powerful nation, and the Asia-Pacific region, at this fascinating and crucial time.

Ferguson takes over the role later this year, joining fellow China Correspondent Bill Birtles in Beijing, after completing her current project: a major three-part documentary series for ABC TV.

“The China story is irresistible for a journalist,” Ferguson says. “It has become the story of our time – and one with immense implications for Australia. Understanding China and the Chinese perspective is vital.

“This is a unique opportunity to join the Beijing bureau and continue the first rate analysis and coverage my colleagues have produced.”

Gaven Morris, Director ABC NEWS, says: “Now more than ever Australians need quality, in-depth coverage of China through Australian eyes. Delivering that for our audiences will be a key element of the ABC’s international newsgathering in 2019, as well as an enhanced focus on the Asia-Pacific.

“Having journalists on the ground is essential. And having reporters of the calibre of Sarah Ferguson and Bill Birtles is a huge strength. They will tell the stories, explain the issues and analyse the impacts for our audiences across our programs and platforms.”

Ferguson is a multi-award winning journalist and one of the ABC’s editorial leaders. In addition to her documentary work, she has been a reporter with weekly investigative flagship Four Corners for a decade, as well as presenting the program for the past three years.

“Reporting at Four Corners has been rewarding and demanding – the program is a journalistic powerhouse,” Ferguson says. “In my 10 years many talented people have given me a huge breadth of knowledge and experience that I am grateful to take with me on this new adventure.”


Is she still married to Tony Jones?

Could foreshadow a new role for him, or even retirement from the ABC (he will be 64 this year) to focus on other projects.


Thursday 7 February-

ABC Victoria News special coverage on the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires.Mary Gearin in Strathewen where a memorial was being held ,the rest of the day’s news with Tamara started just after 7.15pm.
Very respectful coverage from the ABC tonight.