I didn’t realise that we weren’t allowed to compare the quality of reporters (or presenters) on this forum. My apologies!
Now there’s something I can agree with. If Seven or Ten want to poach talent for their news/current affairs department from Nine’s, there are many who deserve to be chosen ahead of either Stefanovic brother.
With the way things are going at the moment, I’d be extremely surprised if Karl was still on our screens in 2020.
I was just scrolling through the Sydney Twitter feed, and story after story was reported by great journalists- Tim Davies, Tiffany Genders, Julie Snook, Chris O’Keefe, Alexis Daish, Damian Ryan, Kelly Fedor and Gabrielle Boyle.
Rather refreshing to what I see here in Queensland.
Again, the question must be asked: How come Nine seems to be able to produce (for the most part) really good news services for Sydney & Melbourne but aside from a few key presenters & reporters, gets it oh so wrong in Queensland?
A bit off topic but for the “good things to come out of the Nine/Fairfax merger” category, Chris O’Keefe appeared to join forces with Kate McClymont for The Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage of ICAC raiding the NSW Labor Party headquarters.
No complaints there, both are outstanding political journalists on the Macquarie Street round and personally I think it’d be great to see them collaborate more in the future.
Personally, I would ship Karl over to the US Bureau and have him be Robert Penfold’s understudy until the latter retires. That way he is out of the eye of the gossip mags, reducing the amount of negative publicity, and he can do what he does best- reporting the news.
He is also a high-profile name that can get Nine interviews and win awards.
The Daily Telegraph’s Chief Court Reporter Emma Partridge will be the new Senior Crime Editor (Taking up the position Simon Bouda left behind when he returned to ACA? Either way, thank goodness we aren’t loosing Kelly Fedor!) for Nine News Sydney in 2019:
A very classy (NOT!) response from her soon to be rival TV reporter…