ABC News Breakfast
|ABC News Breakfast|
ABC News Breakfast title
|Genre||Breakfast News Program|
|Presented by||Virginia Trioli (2008 – present)
Michael Rowland (2010 – present)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||1,286 (as of 16 October 2013)|
|Running time||210 minutes (3.5 hours)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) ABC1
720p (HDTV) ABC News 24
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original run||3 November 2008 – present|
|Related shows||Weekend Breakfast|
ABC News Breakfast is an Australian news breakfast television program which broadcasts on ABC1 and ABC News 24 from 6am to 9.30am on weekdays. The program airs live in all Australian timezones on the high-definition digital free-to-air channel ABC News 24. It is also streamed live on the ABC's website and broadcast live on Foxtel and Austar pay television services. It is also broadcast on the Australia Network throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
The program commenced broadcasting on 3 November 2008 on ABC2, with hosts Virginia Trioli, Barrie Cassidy and Joe O'Brien (who replaced Cassidy on Fridays and during Cassidy's holidays). They are joined by sport presenter Paul Kennedy and weather presenter Vanessa O'Hanlon. Tim Ayliffe is the program's executive producer.
ABC News Breakfast covers the latest news, analysis, debate, finance, sport and weather. It draws upon the resources of ABC newsrooms and radio programs across Australia and the world.
During winter, the program is broadcast live on digital free-to-air channel ABC1 in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. It is broadcast on a 30 minute delay in South Australia and the Northern Territory and on a two hour delay in Western Australia.
During summer, when only some Australian states adopt daylight saving time, the program is broadcast live on free-to-air channel ABC1 only in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. It is broadcast on a 30 minute delay in South Australia, a 60 minute delay in Queensland, a 90 minute delay in the Northern Territory and on a three hour delay in Western Australia. During this time, ABC News 24 broadcasts the program LIVE Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time across Australia.
In May 2011, the program moved to ABC1, with children's programming moving to ABC2 and ABC3.
In November 2011, it was announced that the ABC News Breakfast brand would spread to the weekend with Weekend Breakfast hosted by Andrew Geoghegan and Miriam Corowa.
Weekend Breakfast is a mix of live breaking news and discussion, interviews with newsmakers and the weekend sport and weather hosted by Andrew Geoghegan and Miriam Corowa. The show began on 4 February 2012 and airs from 8am to 11:30am on weekend mornings on ABC News 24.
|Virginia Trioli||Co-host (Monday-Thursday)||2008–present|
|Beverley O'Connor||Co-host (Friday)||2013–present|
In January 2009, ABC announced that Joe O'Brien will remain as host on Monday through to Friday replacing Barrie Cassidy. In April 2010, ABC announced that O'Brien would leave ABC News Breakfast to be morning news presenter on ABC News 24. In May 2010, former ABC News North America correspondent Michael Rowland replaced O'Brien as co-host.
The main fill-in presenters for Trioli are Tamara Oudyn, Beverley O'Connor and Melissa Clarke and the fill-in presenters for Rowland are Paul Kennedy, Neal Woolrich and Waleed Aly. Steve Pearce and Amy Bainbridge are the fill-in sport presenters if Kennedy is away and Paul Higgins and Kirsten Veness are the fill-in weather presenters if O'Hanlon is away.
The program features a number of regular segments and guests which appear each morning discussing the latest news and politics.
- Melissa Clarke – political correspondent
- Waleed Aly – commentator
- Tom Tilley – Triple J updates
- Barrie Cassidy – federal politics
- Bruce Guthrie – commentator
- Sally Warhaft – commentator
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- "Meet the new team for Breakfast", TVTonight.com.au