@mattrobts Melina also presenting weather next Saturday ,either her or Emily Angwin should be given the weekend role permanently.
Ever since last year, Seven has been using quite a lot of new (but not all of them are young) talents to fill-in on news updates. Samantha Brett, Adene Cassidy, Paul Kadak, Sean Berry, Matt Carmichael, Ryan Phelan are just some I’ve seen. They are all quite good IMO but TCN’s fill-ins are slightly better. Wonder if Seven is able to poach some of these talents from Nine or will Seven’s young talents defect to their bitter rivals…
@Salty in all honesty both Melina and Emily (who deserves a permanent as well as prestigious role within the network, and maybe replace Jen in the future?) are better than Jane, who is definitely someone that Mark Ferguson can learn from in terms of bantering…
Does anyone know who is presenting Seven News Sydney tonight?
Michael Usher is presenting Seven News Sydney tonight.
Yes! The Usher vs Overton battle is finally upon us!
Peter Mitchell presenting live from Federation Square in Melbourne tonight.
EDIT- Peter crossed to Jennifer Keyte in the studio at 6.15pm to present the rest of today’s news.Crossing back to Peter during the bulletin.
Currently 37 degrees in Melbourne according to Google. Is Pete wearing a suit?
Anyone got a video of tonight’s Melbourne bulletin? Peter and Jen sharing hosting duties hasn’t happened since February 7, 2010.
It was great to see, having the chief anchor on location.
I noticed Nine News didn’t have Peter Hitchener there however, Ten News was the same with Candice Wyatt.
Black Saturday 1 year anniversary correct?
While Nine News Sydney still won comfortably last night, I think last night was Michael’s best performance over summer (using the difference).
Overton’s ratings on Nine were well down on the same night last year while Seven Sydney news rated about the same.
NINE NEWS 345,000
NINE NEWS 6:30 348,000
SEVEN NEWS 211,000
SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 189,000
NINE NEWS 289,000
NINE NEWS 6:30 298,000
SEVEN NEWS 210,000
SEVEN NEWS / TODAY TONIGHT 212,000
Edit: It’s probably the new set that caused the drop off for Nine
@LukeMovieMan Nine News Melbourne had weekend newsreader Alicia Loxley live from Federation Square that night.
I think If Michael was to continue as weekday presenter the gap between 7 and 9 will gradually close. Peter will probably still win the ratings but I can see Michael gradually working his way up. Of course these things don’t happen over night, personally I’ve always preferred 7 News regardless of which state (probably because I live in WA) but like most on here I just can’t stand Mark reading the Sydney news and the circumstances of how he got the top job.
Last night’s ratings alone would support your theory (although it’s far too early to say). Nine dropped by 42000 in the 2nd half, while Seven also dropped it wasn’t as much. In a sense, Michael is closing the gap on Peter, and from what I can see, Mark usually drops in the 2nd half while Overton gains…
@NewsAustralia I also prefer Seven News to Nine, and I would definitely ‘make the switch’ to Seven News Sydney if Musher was appointed on weeknights.
Perhaps Seven Sydney should make a play for Hugh Riminton when his contract is up.
Congratulations to Seven News Brisbane anchor Kay McGrath who was bestowed with the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to children, and to the broadcast media as a journalist.
In a Sydney Confidential article (paywall alert) otherwise about Ten’s presenter changes that we’ve already heard about, an interesting quip about the current presenting situation at Seven:
Usually I wouldn’t speculate about the future of newsreaders, but wasn’t Fergo back on board presenting bulletins at this time last year? Somehow, I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Seven quietly “do a David Brown” and make Michael Usher Sydney’s Sunday-Thursday 6pm newsreader on a permanent basis before too long.
Personally I think Seven can even go one better by taking advantage of the gap in the Sydney market that Ten is about to leave when they (again!) abandon their dual presenter format, but that will more than likely not happen of course…