And it is an attitude like that which proves Ten just doesn't get it. The constant merry-go-round of newsreaders over the past 6 years in Melbourne and Sydney has been a major contributor to Ten News' downfall. From dumping Kapalos, Walden retiring, Quartermaine being promoted to the news desk, Wyatt joining him and now being dumped in Melbourne; Sully replacing Knight, Woods being sacked, Sully going solo only to be joined by Riminton who is then dumped, in Sydney. That's an awful lot of change in a role that requires stability. Ten and Seven need to realise they may not care who fronts a bulletin but for many audiences it's often the most important factor.
A 20 second acknowledgment that Wyatt, Riminton and Kennedy won't be on the desk come Monday, in their respective markets, but will be bolstering the reporting ranks isn't that difficult.