I agree with this. The strobing on the local image behind presenter is also annoying. Presentation is dull but there was a good mix of local stories after 6.10pm tonight for the Illawarra.
-Local coverage of abandonment of council amalgamations in addition to O'Keefe's Sydney story that lead the bulletin.
-House invasion at Sanctuary Point.
-Missing girl on far south coast (vo).
-Electrical fire in Corrimal street.
-Steel bill in state parliament (vo).
-New Member for Wollongong sworn into state parliament (vo).
The Holt, ACT robbery also got a run in the Illawarra local window but that has also been running in national bulletins all day. ACT same sex government bill also mentioned after first break.
I'm more optimistic that they can make this model work after what I've seen tonight but it won't be my first choice for news at 6pm. I switched to the Sydney news at 6.30pm.