7NEWS to broadcast new nightly bulletin ‘The Latest’
7NEWS – Australia’s #1 news service – today announced it will now take viewers well into the night with an all-new LIVE news programme.
The Latest from 7NEWS , to be anchored by Michael Usher, will cover the very latest breaking news from both at home and around the world, as well as up-to-the-minute developments on the biggest news events of the day.
Seven Network Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson, said: “The time is right to have a nightly news programme post 6pm. The Latest will be exactly what the title says. Big stories of the day develop throughout the night and many stories are breaking. We’ll be live to wherever we need to be. It will be a destination for Australians to get the very latest on the happenings at home and abroad as well as digging deeper on key issues.”
The Latest will launch at 10.30pm AEDT on Wednesday 19 December, straight after the first Big Bash League clash, LIVE on Seven and 7PLUS.
7NEWS and Michael Usher with The Latest from Wednesday 19 December, LIVE from 10.30pm AEDT on Seven and 7PLUS
The white looks very different to Seven’s existing package, but I won’t think too much of it because they like being inconsistent. I quite like the white and red actually, although it reminds me slightly of the AWFUL 2011-2012 headline supers. Let’s hope we don’t see something similar to that.
I would like a red and white package, certainly different to the blue overload.
I may be looking into this too deep, but the media statement graphic looks somewhat similar to what I posted in the Today Tonight forum a few weeks ago. So maybe there might be a relaunch of some sort.
Trying to read between the lines, I wonder if we’ll see a dedicated reporter in each city, ie: Sunrise of a morning, or if a usual 7 News reporter starts later in the day to be ready to go live from their city if the need to?
Could this mean some long-form type of reporting or live interview/discussion with guests?
I suspect Michael Usher will just be used over the summer to launch the bulletin (as he’ll be around anyway filling in for Mark Ferguson) and then next year they’ll have Robert Ovadia & co presenting. Or even Mark Ferguson Sunday - Thursday and Michael Usher Friday and Saturday.