Nine News Content and Appearance

Put a jacket on please. What on earth is this?

Personally, I do think jackets and ties are a bit overrated, but by the same token, I hope he doesn’t do a Volodymyr Zelenskyy and fronts up in a T shirt.

Ties are worn for the bulletins. I think the lack of a suit make it look like he is working to prepare for the bulletin.


I don’t mind the jacket off look.


I’m sure the “jacket off look” for news previews has been done before and it started because one of the American networks was doing it to give the impression their newsreader was hard at work putting together the bulletin. Fairly sure NBC’s Tom Brokaw was doing it for a while and Seven copied it with Roger Climpson doing updates from the newsroom during the afternoon game shows back in the early '90s.


Doesn’t worry me at all, was just interested.

Nine News Brisbane tonight featured “news” on contestants on The Block. Surprised it wasn’t labelled as an EXCLUSIVE.


So does that last cap show into their kitchen on the show?

Judging by the unfinished ceiling, I’d say yes.

They mention starting a dream home at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast where I think that was filmed.

Definitely not The Block, as you can see a neighbouring house through window.


A behind the scenes look at 9 News Perth with Zarisha Bradley.


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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