Nine News Content and Appearance

What’s with the customised Liberal Party supers during the state politics report on Nine News Sydney tonight?

Not a good look for Nine considering they already get accused of Liberal bias thanks to having Peter Costello as Chairman of the Board.


Supplied vision? Still not a good look.


I checked Seven News to see if they used the same supers thinking there was a possibility it was pool coverage but the regular Seven News supers were used on their state conference report.

Maybe. The supers were also seen on NBN tonight.

The watermark is over top of them, so it looks like they’re supplied.

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Gareth Parker announced as 9News Perth’s Director of News

Nine today announced acclaimed local media identity Gareth Parker as 9News Perth’s Director of News.

Parker, an accomplished journalist, brings with him a wealth of experience across multiple platforms including his current role as host of 6PR Breakfast and columnist for WAtoday, previous host of 6PR’s Morning Show and a former reporter with The West Australian newspaper for over 13 years.

Parker is a proven news-breaker with numerous top accolades including winning the Matt Price Prize for WA Columnist of the Year, WA Journalist of the Year at the 2021 WA Media Awards, as well as a nomination for a prestigious Walkley Award.

Darren Wick, 9Network Director of News and Current Affairs, welcomes Parker to the role to lead the news team in Perth.

“Gareth is an outstanding journalist with a track record of breaking major stories. He is committed to getting to the heart of issues that matter for West Australians. We have a great team at 9News that will flourish under his leadership,” he said.

Clive Bingwa, Managing Director of Nine Perth said: “Gareth is WA born-and-bred. He is one of the state’s finest journalists and knows the local community better than anyone.

“We have delivered strong year-on-year audience growth in news across board, with 9News WA First, our interactive 5pm bulletin, attracting new audiences and recording substantial year-on-year numbers leading into our flagship 6pm bulletin with Michael Thomson and rounded out with the national late bulletin produced from Perth Monday through to Thursday.

“It’s a privilege to have Gareth on board to continue the positive trajectory established by Michael Best.”

Parker is looking forward to taking on the role in a market he knows so well.

“I am going to miss the 6PR listeners terribly and it has been a great privilege to sit behind the mic for the past six years,” he said.

“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead such a talented and hungry team at 9News Perth as we bring the people of WA the stories that matter in news bulletins they trust.”

Parker will step into the role as 9News Perth’s Director of News in the coming months and his replacement on 6PR Breakfast will be announced in due course.


Interesting to see if the tone of the bulletin will lurch towards the right politically.


This is exciting, hopefully we see more local production like the re-introduction of Today Perth.

Anyone know where Michael Best is going?

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This is a terrible move for 9 imo.


Spotted in Perth tonight. Classy.


Cause there is a 10 news mic flag in the shot?

Yeah, so “Nine Exclusive” is instantly debunked in one shot lol


The previous vision was exclusive. The control room left the graphic up for too long.


A walking start to Nine Afternoon News then standing still to read more headlines.

Then opener and intro to first story.

After ONJ story


During Melbs 9 News tonight, they kept saying ‘no word on whether a state memorial would go ahead for ONJ’. And just now during the news updates during The Block, Hitch said again ‘no word on a memorial’.

Yet, while there has been no official announcement with the details, it’s been widely confirmed a memorial has been offered and accepted.

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Albeit confirmed on A Current Affair last night.


I know. And the interviews with Tottie this morning. And 7 & 10 News tonight.

Very odd.


He’s wearing white socks what a faux par.

Almost as much as misspelling faux pas as faux par