Graeme Goodings

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Graeme Goodings is a veteran Australian television journalist, best known for his role as a presenter at Seven News in Adelaide, South Australia.

Early career[edit]

Goodings's break in media came in 1963 when, after working as a panel operator at Melbourne radio station 3AW, he went on air Christmas Morning to fill-in for the sick presenter. He later worked for 7LA in Launceston and 5DN in Adelaide before leaving the media to operate a health food business in Tasmania.

However he returned to Television as a reporter for TNT-9 (now Southern Cross Television) in northern Tasmania. His work on The Saturday Night Show earned him a Logie Award.

Seven News[edit]

In 1981, Goodings joined SAS-10 Adelaide, now SAS-7 as a sports reporter and presenter for Eyewitness News. In 1983 he became news presenter and remained in that role for over 20 years, even after SAS swapped its affiliation from the Ten Network to the Seven Network.

Goodings was joined at the news desk by Jane Doyle in 1989 and together they took Seven Nightly News to the top of the ratings. After sick leave in 2004, Goodings swapped with John Riddell and now presents the weekend editions of Seven News.

The weekend edition of Seven News presented by John Riddell was consistently beaten for many years by National Nine News, hosted by Georgina McGuiness.

However, since Goodings took over weekends Seven News has steadily climbed in the ratings to now be the number one weekend news service in Adelaide.

He also is occasionally heard on local radio station FIVEaa.

Personal life[edit]

Goodings is married to Eve and they have three children. His son Will Goodings currently also works in the media at 5AA. He hosts Rural Live TV and reads the sport on KG and the General with episodes live and podcast on www.australialivetv.com.

In 2004 Goodings announced that he was battling bowel cancer. He took several months off from his duties at Seven News but returned to present the weekend news in 2005.

He regularly gives talks to cancer support groups, is a Board member of ProstateSA and constantly promotes the need for men to take charge of their health.

A passionate fan of the Adelaide Crows AFL team, he has been a club Ambassador since 1991, and for the teams dual premierships in 1997/1998 broadcast Seven News Live from Melbourne.

He is also the No.1 Member of the Crows Supporters Group.

References[edit]

External links[edit]