…and critically, there are (if I’m not mistaken) only two Nine News Queensland reporters who are native to the market out of the five you mentioned: Ebony Cavallaro & Tessa Hardy.
While both Ebony & Tessa are good reporters from the little I’ve seen of their work, at the same time I reckon QTQ needs more reporting talent which lives & breathes South East Queensland if they want to build the future of the news service. Otherwise they’re probably going to be in trouble if/when any (or all) of Rob Morrison, Mia Glover & Shannon Marshall-McCormack decided to move to Sydney at some point in the future!
Again, it probably should be stressed that I’d be quite happy if Rob, Mia & Shannon were to enjoy a long career of reporting for Nine News Queensland. But knowing the amount of QTQ turned TCN talent there’s been in recent years (Davina, Sophie & Zara instantly come to mind), you’d have to imagine that the Willoughby newsroom would eyeing some of the reporters currently in Queensland with ties to Sydney as potential future talent for our market because let’s face facts here: TCN will probably need successors for senior reporters like Mark Burrows and Damian Ryan at some point in the not overly distant future. Of course that’s not to say I definitely think Burrows & Ryan will retire in the next year or two, but I do think the possibility of that happening isn’t as distant as it may have been ten or even five years ago!