Ten News First Content and Appearance

10 cited at the time it needed to “transform our business for the future”, but what it did was cut back on local content, which was a reverse of what they did in 2010-11 when they introduced a local evening bulletin as well as reinstated local weekend bulletins (neither bulletin made it to the end of 2011, neither did 6PM (later 6:30) with George Negus, the Late News (since reinstated twice) and Sports Tonight).

To be fair, 10 News was never the same after Ron Wilson, Bill Woods, Helen Kapalos and Bill McDonald among others were cut at the end of 2012. With Natarsha Belling departing in mid-2020, this leaves Sandra Sully as one of the only identifiable faces from the noughties, even earlier.

I think the costs of reinstating a truly local Queensland bulletin is holding them back, but as I said in the Presenters thread, I hope it’s restored by the 2032 Olympics at the latest. Costs associated with upgrading the ADS and NEW studios to digital standards were also cited as the reason the Adelaide and Perth bulletins were produced from Melbourne and Sydney, respectively, in the noughties.