Seven News Presenters and Reporters

It’s not the first time we’ve had people come down from Sydney to present Melbourne’s news (yes I know Tom is originally from Melbourne but still). Helen Kapalos did so very successfully on 10 for several years (her being let go wasn’t a ratings thing). We also had Anne Fulwood for a bit co-reading with David Johnston…but I think we all know how that turned out…

ie. Peter Hitchener, Alica Loxley.

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That’s crazy. They didn’t have a weather presenter for a decade?

On the weekends, no, Perth has not had a Weather presenter. I think the last one may have been Rebecca Twigley (Now Judd)…

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He absolutely will not be doing that. They will be relying solely on an interest factor for people to tune in in January.

Just a little different- Liz has been the face of national programs for 30yrs and has name recognition. Tom is an odd choice, especially when locally they have Tony Jones, Dougal Beatty Clint Stanaway and Chris Kohler

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I do believe she was maybe more then 10 years then

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I feel she wasn’t on for too long as it was around when they moved to Melbourne for Judd’s trade to Carlton, maybe a year or less.

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Tom is a Melbourne guy. He went to school in Melbourne and uni in Melbourne. He also reported for 9NEWS in Melbourne for years.

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Sure. But, Nine is changing from someone very recognisable to the market to someone whose face at best is vaguely familiar from that short time on Today. Quite the trade.

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Unfortunately, most just think he’s from Sydney. Has very little connection to the city.

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That perception is just bizare in my view. He went to school here. He grew up here. Goes to Richmond games. He might not be familiar to the audience but you it’s not fair to just dismiss the reality he is from Melbourne.

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How is this any different to Mike Amor? He spent 20 years in US came back to Sydney then back to US and Melbourne.

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Great point

Mike did two fill in summers on Melbourne’s News prior to commencing weekends. He’s also the weekend presenter, not the main weekday presenter. Seven have built Mike’s profile up (to Melbourne viewers) over the past 6-7 years. He’s now well established in this city.

Nine are going in completely untested with Tom.

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Tim McMillan also spent time in Melbourne when he first started at Nine News, with a year in Sydney in 2011. At the time not many viewers (not even myself) knew he was from Perth.

I also remember Mike Amor briefly presented the 4:30 News when it moved to Sydney in 2006, then the presented the 6:00pm bulletin in that market on Christmas Day that year. Wasn’t long before he was back Stateside.

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Tony Auden is off on Summer break already. Today marks 10 years since he started as the Seven News Brisbane weather presenter as well.

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Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December -
Blake Johnson presenting in Melbourne on weekends throughout December.

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Rebecca Maddern and Mike Amor are presenting in Melbourne weeknights throughout December.

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Sharyn solo tonight blending in well with the set, Laura Dymock weather.

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