I wonder what’s going on with Ian? He has taking a lot of leave in recent weeks.
Paul Higgins still presenting in Victoria.
Senior state political reporter ABC in Brisbane.
I wonder where Chris O’Brian is headed. Is he really staying in politics but in a different role?
Ian Henderson is back presenting in Victoria… hopefully all week.
Who has replaced Peter Gee on ABC News Tasmania? Angela Ross?
Currently being shared mainly between Airlie Ward and Selina Ross. Angela has stepped in a couple of times as has Rebecca Hewit.
Wednesday - Nate Byrne presenting weather in Victoria tonight.
Thursday - Nate Byrne presented weather again in Victoria tonight.
Friday - Sunday
Paul Higgins is presenting in Victoria.
Tamara Oudyn is back presenting in Victoria.
Starting Monday 15 October Guy Stayner takes over presenting from Monday - Thursday in Tasmania and Angela continues from Friday -Sunday.
Guy Stayner joins Angela Ross on 7pm News Tasmania
ABC NEWS Tasmania is getting a new face with experienced journalist Guy Stayner joining Angela Ross to present the flagship 7pm News bulletin.
Starting Monday 15 October, Guy will take the helm from Monday-to-Thursday each week. He replaces the much-loved Peter Gee, who retired last month after 20 years in the role. Angela, a familiar presence on local screens for a decade, continues from Friday-to-Sunday.
Both Guy and Angela will also be out and about in the community reporting for television, radio and digital news – helping shine a light on the issues that matter to Tasmanians and ensuring people’s voices are being heard on the topics that affect their lives.
Says Guy: “I’m honoured and delighted to be chosen to present ABC TV News to Tasmania. I can’t wait to start work, establish a new home in Hobart and share Tasmania’s beauty with my two children.
“It’s a bit daunting to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Peter Gee, but also heartening to know Tasmanians have previously welcomed a Victorian-born journalist into their living rooms each night at seven o’clock.
“The recent ending of the locally-presented WIN Tasmania news service means the ABC is relied on more than ever to tell local stories. It will be a privilege to tell these stories and it’s a task I take very seriously.”
Says Angela: “I have loved bringing the news to Tasmanians over the past decade alongside Peter Gee and I’m excited to continue doing so with Guy. Tasmania captivates – I moved here more than 15 years ago, fell in love with the place and never left, and I’m sure it’ll be the same for Guy.”
ABC Director News, Analysis & Investigations Gaven Morris said Guy and Angela made a strong team.
“As well as being a talented presenter and highly-credentialled journalist, Guy has a love of community, a warm and engaging personality and a great sense of humour that I’m sure will quickly endear him to our audience,” he said.
“Guy and Angela’s combined experience and editorial strength will help ensure the ABC remains the most trusted news source in Tasmania, providing unrivalled local, national and international coverage.”
About Guy Stayner
Guy Stayner is an award-winning journalist who brings a wealth of experience to his new role. In nearly 20 years in the ABC’s Melbourne newsroom he has filled a variety of senior posts, including presenting the news and 7.30 and covering major stories in the field.
Guy joined the ABC in 2001 as, he believes, the organisation’s oldest ever cadet reporter, after a career in teaching. As a general news reporter covering courts and sport he has reported on multiple Australian Opens, AFL Grand Finals and Melbourne Cups. His overseas assignments include covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2016 Rio Paralympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In 2013 he became the presenter of 7.30 Victoria and since 2014 has been a regular presenter of the Victorian 7pm TV News.
His work has been recognised by the Melbourne Press Club, Victorian Rural Press Club, Victorian Legal Reporting Awards and the EVA (Eliminating Violence Against Women) Awards.
Lisa Millar heads home
ABC London correspondent Lisa Millar finishes her posting today and is preparing to head back home to Australia.
Lisa has spent most of the past nine years overseas, first in Washington, then for the past four years as London Bureau Chief.
It’s impossible to do justice to her contribution to the ABC and our audience over that period.
From Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook school shootings, to Brexit and the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, she has covered some of the biggest stories in the world over the past decade with authority and empathy.
She is the ultimate professional – cool in a crisis, generous and caring towards colleagues, passionate about her job, good humoured, ever reliable and with the energy and stamina of a marathon runner.
“Indefatigable”, “the perfect correspondent”, “genuinely world class”, are just a few of the ways her colleagues describe her.
Lisa will return to a role in the Queensland newsroom later this year.