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New Look For TEN Eyewitness News First At Five In 2017


Network Ten today announced that the start of the official television ratings period will herald a new, uniform look for its popular and award-winning TEN Eyewitness News First At Five bulletins around the country.

From Monday 13 February, TEN Eyewitness News First At Five will be presented by Sandra Sully in Sydney, Stephen Quartermain in Melbourne, Georgina Lewis in Brisbane, Narelda Jacobs in Perth and Rebecca Morse in Adelaide.

Network Ten Executive Director, News, John Choueifate, said the creation of a standard format across the five 5pm News bulletins was a logical move that would be welcomed by viewers.

“TEN Eyewitness News First At Five is regarded by viewers as a trusted, quality source of the latest news, plus sport and weather,” he said.

“Our viewers know that we always bring them the stories that are most important to them. We have had single presenters of our 5pm News in Adelaide and Perth for years. It makes sense to move to that model in the other cities and, at the same time, strengthen our reporting teams.”

Last year TEN Eyewitness News First At Five ranked #1 in its timeslot across the five capital cities in TEN’s core target audience of people aged 25 to 54. It also ranked #1 in Perth and Adelaide in total people.

As part of the introduction of single presenters in each market, Hugh Riminton, Candice Wyatt and Lachlan Kennedy will take on new roles as Senior Reporters in TEN’s Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane News departments respectively.

Hugh Riminton will specialise in political and foreign coverage, plus special investigations.

Mr Choueifate said: “Hugh, Candice and Lachlan are quality journalists who add years of experience to our reporting line-up. I’m thrilled to have them back on the road.”

The changes announced today cover the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane News Bulletins only.

The Perth and Adelaide bulletins have had single presenters – Narelda Jacobs and Rebecca Morse respectively – for several years. The TEN Eyewitness News Weekend News bulletin will continue to be presented by Natarsha Belling.

There will be no change to the TEN Eyewitness News First At Five sport and weather presenters in each capital city.


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Rumours gathering pace that Sky News and Ten Eyewitness News are looking at a merger.


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Chris Bath Puts 10 News First.

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Chris Bath – one of Australia’s most respected news and current affairs presenters and seasoned journalists – has joined 10 News First as national weekend news presenter on the Ten/WIN Network.

Bath’s extensive reporting and presenting experience, coupled with her honesty and integrity, makes her one of Australia’s most trusted news presenters.

Bath will join the network early next year and will present 10 News First every Saturday and Sunday on the Ten/WIN Network, in addition to other programmes and platforms.

Bath’s remarkable career in journalism includes 20 years at Seven Network – where she presented Seven News and hosted Sunday Night from its launch - plus had stints at Prime TV and NBN Television. Bath has anchored the coverage of some of the biggest events in the world including rolling news coverage of many elections, breaking news stories, Royal weddings and Olympic Games.

Bath said: “I’ve been a visitor to Network 10 these past few years and have always loved the friendly, upbeat vibe of the place, so I’m really excited to be officially a permanent part of the team.”

Bath currently presents Evenings with Chris Bath on ABC Radio Sydney, Canberra and NSW Monday to Thursday evenings.


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Will Goodings Joins Network 10.
Sporting A New Look On 10 News First.

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From the radio airwaves and now to your television screens, popular Adelaide
broadcaster Will Goodings is joining Network 10, as weekday sport presenter for
10 News First Adelaide.

Will, who co-anchors Adelaide’s leading commercial breakfast radio show on
FIVEaa, will join News Presenter Rebecca Morse at the desk from Monday, 28
January. He will report to 10’s Network Director Of News Content Ross Dagan.

Ross said: “I know Will is a fantastic fit for our outstanding Adelaide team. I
haven’t met a more enthusiastic sports fan, so he is perfect to front our sports
coverage. His radio role means he is already well placed to know what matters
most to the people of South Australia.”

Will said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team at 10 News First.
Sport is a passion of mine and the opportunity to work on the biggest sporting
stories in 2019 with the dynamic group at 10 is an incredible one.

“Continuing to watch, read, and tweet about sport but getting to call it work is
pretty exciting too.”

Will’s long-standing commitment to radio broadcasting has established him as
one of South Australia’s most trusted, professional and admired media
personalities.

His career spans over 11 years with Nova Entertainment’s commercial AM
talkback radio station FIVEaa, where he has held a number of roles from
producing to on-air announcing across the day. In 2015, Will joined the breakfast
show line-up alongside David Penberthy and prior to this he had a two-year stint
in local politics as a senior media advisor.

10’s Adelaide News Manager, Fiona Clark, said: “I’m delighted to have such a
talented broadcaster join our local team. Anyone who listens to the FIVEaa
breakfast show each morning knows what a passionate sports fan Will is and I
look forward to him sharing that passion with our 10 News First viewers.”

Will replaces Nick Butler who after five years in Adelaide, has made the decision
to return home to Melbourne, accepting a position with Melbourne’s 10 News
First and 10 Sport. Nick’s last day with the Adelaide team is Friday, 25 January.

Ross added: “Nick has a lot to offer in a combined news and sport role in
Melbourne and we see it as a perfect fit for his experience and talents. He has my
warmest thanks for his impressive contribution over the last five years.”

Nick said: “To be given the opportunity to work on sport coverage for Network 10
is a dream come true for me and a great honour.

“While I’m excited to return to my hometown and be welcomed back to 10 News
First Melbourne, I leave Adelaide with a heavy heart. I have had five wonderful
years in Adelaide and I will forever consider myself an honorary South Australian,
especially as I met my wife Mel here.”