From Monday, February 6, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) in conjunction with its affiliate partner, the Nine Network, will broadcast a dedicated Nine News Canberra bulletin to the nation’s capital.
Whether it is keeping Andrew Barr and his team on his toes, reporting the ups and downs of Nick Kyrgios or reminding fans of the Raiders’ best season in 20 years, the Nine News Canberra team will be on top of what matters most in the Canberra community and surrounding area.
The one-hour bulletins will be broadcast at 6.00pm each week night, compiling local stories, dedicated local sport and weather reports, together with the very best in national and international coverage that viewers have come to expect from Nine News.
Presented by Vanessa O’Hanlon, the Canberra bulletin is the first in a series of Nine News regional bulletins to be rolled out in the coming months as part of one of the biggest expansions of news operations in Australia.
Local news-gathering staff, living and working in Canberra, with production and editorial staff based in Sydney as part of Nine’s new regional news division, will bring Canberra residents the news that matters most to them and their communities.
Grant Blackley, Chief Executive Officer of SCA, said:
“We are pleased to be able to broadcast a Canberra-based news service for our viewers. We are committed to investing in jobs and our local communities, bringing the best local stories to air and providing our Canberra clients and businesses with new opportunities to reach their customers.”
Mike Dalton, Director of Regional News for the Nine Network, said:
“Nine has had a big presence in Canberra for many years, spearheaded by Australia’s No. 1 political journalist, Laurie Oakes. We’re now expanding our footprint beyond the walls of Parliament House, with a team of reporters out in the suburbs reporting the stories of most importance to the residents of the ACT. Nine News has been broadcasting for more than 60 years and now it’s Canberra’s turn to experience the bulletin that Australians turn to for trust, credibility and experience.”