Good Morning Australia
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|Good Morning Australia|
|Also known as||GMA|
|Genre||Breakfast News Program|
|Presented by||Co host
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||11|
|No. of episodes||2,877|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||120 minutes (inc. ads)|
|Original channel||Network Ten|
|Picture format||4:3 PAL (1981-1992)|
|Original run||2 March 1981 – 18 December 1992|
|Followed by||The Big Breakfast (1992-1995)|
The original Good Morning Australia breakfast television program was a news and entertainment series broadcast by Network Ten on weekdays from 7:00 to 9:00 am. It debuted on 2 March 1981 with Gordon Elliott and Sue Kellaway co-hosting. Kellaway departed shortly after the program began and was replaced by Kerri-Anne Kennerley, who stayed with the program until the end of 1991 when she was replaced by Sandra Sully, Joy Smithers and then Sandra Sully again.
The male co-host position on GMA was filled by Tim Webster, Mike Gibson, Terry Willesee, Webster again, Mike Hammond and Ron Wilson. In 1992, GMA moved to the 6:30 to 8:30 am timeslot, coinciding with the launch of The Morning Show with Bert Newton.
GMA, as a breakfast news program, was cancelled at the end of 1992 and the name was taken over by Bert Newton's morning program.