7.30 logo since 2013
|Genre||News, Current Affairs|
|Presented by||Leigh Sales|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Sally Neighbour|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||30 minutes|
ABC News 24
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||7 March 2011 – present|
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
A national edition hosted by Leigh Sales airs from Monday to Thursday, produced at the ABN studios in Ultimo, Sydney. A local edition with a focus on state affairs airs on Friday. However, when a big state political event happens, the national program can be pre-empted by the local edition.
Sabra Lane is political editor.
Tracey Bowden and Annabel Crabb are fill-in presenters. Sarah Ferguson and Chris Uhlmann both filled in for Leigh Sales while she was on maternity leave in 2014. Sarah Ferguson has received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from all facets of Australian media.
On Friday, 28 November, 2014 Quentin Dempster announced the final episode of the state editions would be the following week (Friday 5 December, 2014), corresponding with his departure from the public broadcaster.
The state editions of 7.30 were broadcast on ABC at 7:30 pm, with eight separate state and territory specific editions. Each local version of 7.30 was also broadcast nationally on ABC News 24 over the weekend.
|New South Wales||Quentin Dempster|
|Western Australia||Andrew O'Connor|
|South Australia||Simon Royal|
|Australian Capital Territory||Chris Kimball|
|Northern Territory||Louisa Rebgetz|
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