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National Nine News (1970–1976)
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Nine News Now
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Nine News First at Five
A Current Affair
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Nine News is the national news service of the Nine Network in Australia.
National bulletins also air on weekday mornings and every afternoon. In addition, a supplementary regional news program for the Gold Coast in Queensland also airs each weeknight. For most years up until the mid-noughties, Nine News was traditionally the highest-rating news service in Australia, but in 2005 it was overtaken by the rival Seven News before it regained the lead on a national basis in 2013. The network's Director of News and Current Affairs is Darren Wick.
- 1 National bulletins
- 2 Online presence
- 3 Capital-based bulletins
- 4 Regional bulletins
- 5 Current affairs
- 6 Former programs
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Nine News: Early Edition
Nine News: Early Edition is a half-hour bulletin airing at 5:00am on weekdays, presented from the network's Sydney studios by various presenters.
The bulletin was originally pre-recorded and was presented as the "AM Edition" of the Qantas Inflight News, a daily news bulletin for passengers of Qantas airways. Early morning bulletins were introduced in the early 1990s as Daybreak and, later, National Nine Early News until 2003 when Today was extended to begin at 6am. The Early News resumed for a brief time at 6am in 2005 and was presented by Sharyn Ghidella and Chris Smith before again being cancelled. Amber Sherlock and Alicia Loxley have previously presented the bulletin. In mid-2014, Julie Snook replaced Belinda Russell to present. After two years in the role, Julie Snook was promoted to the sports department and Lara Vella replaced her.
In October 2014, a new era of the bulletin launched with its contract ending with Qantas. The bulletin was renamed Nine News: Early Edition with a dedicated 9news.com.au news feed on the right of screen, finance and weather flipper at the bottom, a look-ahead to Today and the presenter taking up less than three-quarters of the screen. There was a look at the newspaper front pages which showed the front pages of the two Sydney and Melbourne papers, The Australian, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser. There was even a live cross in which the bulletin prior to October was pre-recorded. Sylvia Jeffreys, Kate Creedon, Vicky Jardim and Tim Davies are fill-in presenters.
Nine Morning News
Nine Morning News airs at 11:30am on weekdays in two separate editions:
- The National bulletin is presented from the network's Sydney studios by Davina Smith (Tuesday – Thursday) and Deborah Knight (Monday & Friday). Fill-in presenters include Amelia Adams, Deborah Knight, Jayne Azzopardi, Tom Steinfort, and Mark Burrows (news).
- A local Queensland edition is presented from the studios of QTQ Brisbane by Eva Milic (Monday – Thursday) and Alison Ariotti (Friday), sport is presented by Sam Squiers or Tom Mitchell. The local edition provides up to date news for the state, especially during Daylight Saving Time in the country's South East Coast.
The morning bulletin, originally known as National Nine Morning News, has been broadcast since 1981 and was originally presented by Eric Walters. The bulletin was extended from thirty minutes to a full hour on Monday 4 May 2009. From 2004 to October 2008 the bulletin was known as the Morning Edition, and until May 2009, was branded the AM Edition.
Nine News Now
Nine News Now is a news magazine program, airing at 3pm on weekdays and presented from the network's Sydney studios by Amber Sherlock (Monday – Thursday) and Belinda Russell (Friday).
The program mixes news coverage with entertainment news and topical discussions.
Nine News: First at Five
Nine News: First at Five airs at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, presented from the network's Melbourne studios by Alicia Loxley (Saturday) and Brett McLeod (Sunday). Sport is presented by Clint Stanaway.
The bulletin was launched in January 2011 in response to Network Ten's decision to move its weekend evening bulletin to 6pm - the network reintroduced a 5pm news two months later. Nine's 5pm bulletin does not air in Sydney and Brisbane on Sundays during the NRL season or when cricket is airing nationally in its timeslot. The bulletin was originally presented from Sydney by Georgie Gardner (Saturdays) and Peter Overton (Sundays) and Ken Sutcliffe, but moved production to Melbourne in 2015.
Nine News Updates
Short localised updates are presented during the afternoons by various state-based reporters or presenters.
Nine News' website is named 9news.com.au. According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, it is the 76th and 158th most visited website in Australia respectively, as of August 2015. SimilarWeb rates the site as the 19th most visited news website in Australia, attracting almost 4.8 million visitors per month.
Ninemsn Newsroom was an online bulletin streamed at 12:30pm on weekdays, presented from Sydney. The bulletin was also available to be downloaded as a vodcast from the Ninemsn Newsroom website. The bulletin was cancelled and replaced in 2013 with Nine News Now which airs on the network from 3.00pm.
In June 2008, live streaming of the 6pm bulletins in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane was introduced to the Nine News website. These bulletins can be viewed nationwide, regardless of the home market of the viewer. Nine Morning News and Nine Afternoon News (and later Nine News Now) are also streamed live online. As of 2014, Adelaide and Perth 6pm bulletins can also be viewed online. The ability to view live press conferences, and live feeds from various Nine News helicopters from around the country during a breaking or developing story was also added to the Nine News website.
Nine Newsbreak is an iPhone and iPad app that was launched in 2011. The app is constantly updated with videos from Nine's newsrooms around the country and overseas along with specially produced 60-second video reports and full video packages taken from Nine News bulletins. There is also a user generated functionality, enabling consumers to take a photo or video and send it via the app, direct to Nine's newsrooms. In 2013. Nine Newsbreak was merged into the Nine Network's 9Now app.
Nine's first national afternoon news bulletin was launched in 2004 as Afternoon Edition in response to the launch of a 4:30 pm bulletin on Seven the year before, brought about by extended coverage of the invasion of Iraq. On 29 June 2009, the bulletin was replaced by an hour long news magazine program, This Afternoon, which was axed after 12 programs due to poor ratings. The half-hour bulletin returned on 15 July 2009 and was extended to 60 minutes in November 2010 as Nine Afternoon News.
Past presenters of the national bulletin include Georgie Gardner (2004), Mike Munro (2005–2006), Kellie Sloane (2006–2008), Leila McKinnon (2008), Wendy Kingston (2008–09), Alicia Loxley (2011), Mark Ferguson (2009), Wendy Kingston (2009-2012), Amelia Adams (2012–2014) and Davina Smith (2014–2016).
A separate edition for Western Australia was introduced on 14 March 2012 and is simulcast on WIN Television in regional WA. Regional news coverage is incorporated into the bulletin following WIN's decision to end separate WIN News bulletins for regional Western Australia. The local bulletin was axed in July 2013 but latterly reintroduced as a thirty minute addition to the national bulletin on Monday 7 October 2013.
Thirty minute additions to the national bulletin were introduced in both Queensland and Adelaide in 2014.
In 2017, following the extension of Millionaire Hot Seat to 60 minutes, the Western Australian, South Australian and Queensland bulletins were reformatted to state-wide, hour-long 4:00 pm bulletins under the brand Nine Live to replace the national bulletin in full. On 1 May 2017, Victoria received its own local hour-long bulletin while the former national bulletin was reformatted to serve New South Wales. Both Victoria and New South Wales retained the Nine Afternoon News brand.
The current afternoon news bulletins air at 4:00 pm on weekdays in five separate local editions;
- Nine Afternoon News Sydney is presented from the studios of TCN Sydney by Davina Smith (Monday – Thursday) and Deborah Knight (Friday). Sport is presented by Cameron Williams and weather is presented by Amber Sherlock (Monday - Thursday) and Belinda Russell (Friday).
- Nine Afternoon News Melbourne is presented from the studios of GTV Melbourne by Alicia Loxley (Monday – Wednesday) and Brett McLeod (Thursday & Friday). Sport is presented by Clint Stanaway and weather is presented by Livinia Nixon.
- Nine Live Queensland is presented from the studios of QTQ Brisbane by Eva Milic (Monday – Thursday) and Alison Ariotti (Friday). Sport is presented by Sam Squiers or Tom Mitchell, weather is presented by Garry Youngberry and traffic is presented by Jay Lane.
- Nine Live Adelaide is presented from the studios of NWS Adelaide by Will McDonald (Monday - Wednesday) and Alice Monfries (Thursday & Friday). Sport is presented by Warren Tredrea and weather is presented by Jessica Braithwaite.
- Nine Live Perth is presented from the studios of STW Perth by Emmy Kubainski. Sport is presented by Michael Thomson and weather is presented by Scherri-Lee Biggs.
Nine News Sydney is presented from TCN-9's Sydney studios by Peter Overton (Sunday - Thursday) and Georgie Gardner on (Friday and Saturday). Sport is presented by Cameron Williams (Sunday - Thursday) and Erin Molan (Friday and Saturday). Weather is presented by Amber Sherlock (Sunday - Thursday) and Belinda Russell (Friday and Saturday).
The Sydney bulletin was presented by Brian Henderson for 38 years – a record that still stands today. Henderson retired in November 2002, with then Sunday and weekend presenter Jim Waley taking over as weeknight anchor. Despite winning the 2003 and 2004 ratings seasons (the former by a margin of over 100,000 viewers), Waley was replaced three years later by weekend presenter Mark Ferguson, after which National Nine News started to lose its long-time ratings lead in Sydney to the rival Seven News.
Peter Overton became Nine's main Sydney anchor in January 2009, with Ferguson returning to his former weekend role (replacing Michael Usher and his predecessor Mike Munro) for seven months until his decision to leave for the Seven Network saw him replaced by Georgie Gardner.
In 2011, Nine News overtook Seven News in Sydney in the ratings for the first time in seven years, winning 26 weeks to Seven's 14 weeks. Nine has since remained well ahead of Seven in Sydney, having not lost a ratings week since 2012.
Nine News Melbourne is presented from GTV-9's Melbourne studios by Peter Hitchener on weeknights and Alicia Loxley on weekends with sports presenters Tony Jones (weeknights) and Clint Stanaway (weekends), and weather presenter Livinia Nixon (weeknights) and Justine Conway (weekends). The bulletin is also simulcast on local radio station 89.9 Light FM, to Mildura through Mildura Digital Television and to Tasmania through Tasmanian Digital Television every night.
The late Brian Naylor presented National Nine News Melbourne for 20 years from 1978 to 1998. Following his retirement, he was succeeded by Peter Hitchener as weeknight presenter, while Jo Hall took over from Hitchener as weekend presenter. Hall scaled back her work with Nine to news updates and fill-in duties in November 2011, with Weekend Today newsreader Alicia Loxley taking over as weekend presenter. Rob Gell formerly presented the weather until 2003, when he was replaced by Nixon; Gell subsequently defected to the rival Seven News Melbourne bulletin presenting the weather on weekends.
Fill-in presenters for the 6pm bulletin include news presenters Tony Jones, Jo Hall, Brett McLeod and Dougal Beatty, sports presenters Clint Stanaway, Corey Norris and Mark Macgugan, and weather presenters Justine Conway and Madeline Slattery.
In March 2011, GTV-9 moved their base from Bendigo Street, Richmond, to a new building in Bourke Street, Docklands.
Nine News Brisbane (addressed on-air as Nine News Queensland) is presented from QTQ-9's Brisbane studios by Andrew Lofthouse and Melissa Downes on weeknights and Darren Curtis and Alison Ariotti on weekends. Sports bulletins are presented by Wally Lewis on weeknights and Sam Squires on weekends with weather forecasts presented by Garry Youngberry on weeknights and Luke Bradnam on weekends.
The 6pm bulletin is simulcast in Brisbane on commercial radio station River 94.9, across regional Queensland on Southern Cross Nine and throughout remote eastern and central Australia on Imparja Television. Regular fill-in presenters for the bulletins include news presenters Darren Curtis, Alison Ariotti, Eva Milic and sports presenter Tom Mitchell.
Bruce Paige and Heather Foord co-anchored the 6pm bulletin from 1995 until 2001, when Foord joined Mike London as a weekend anchor and Jillian Whiting replaced her on weeknights. London resigned in June 2003 after allegations emerged that he had organised a female friend to complain about the presentation of weeknight anchor Bruce Paige. Foord and Whiting swapped positions in 2004 with Melissa Downes taking over as weekend anchor in 2006.
Foord resigned as weeknight anchor on 5 December 2008 and was replaced by Melissa Downes on weeknights with Eva Milic and former ABC newsreader Andrew Lofthouse fronting weekend bulletins. A year later, Bruce Paige retired from the weeknight chair (he was replaced by Lofthouse) and Heather Foord returned to present weekend bulletins solo for two years. Despite these position changes, Nine News Brisbane continues to retain a long-standing ratings lead ahead of Ten Eyewitness News Brisbane and Seven News Brisbane.
Paige returned to full-time newsreading in January 2012, fronting Nine Gold Coast News solo until he was paired with Wendy Kingston in July 2016.
Nine News Adelaide is presented from the NWS9's Adelaide studios by Kate Collins and Brenton Ragless on weeknights with Will McDonald presenting on weekends. Sport is presented by Warren Tredrea on weeknights and Tom Rehn on weekends, with weather being presented by Jessica Braithwaite on weeknights.
The weeknight bulletins are simulcast on local radio station 107.9 Life FM and nightly across the Riverland and South Wast regions of South Australia on WIN Television and is shown in the Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill in New South Wales on Southern Cross Nine.
Rob Kelvin and Kevin Crease presented the Adelaide edition of National Nine News from 1988 until 2007, making them one of the longest serving news presenting teams in Australia, until Crease died of cancer in 2007. Caroline Ainslie previously presented the news with Kelvin until 1987. Georgina McGuinness was the weekend presenter between 1989 and 2011, during which her bulletins consistently rated higher than the rival Seven News Adelaide in its timeslot.
In 2015, Nine News Adelaide started to achieve regular nightly victories over the rival Seven News Adelaide.
Throughout the 1990s, Deanna Williams was the main fill-in presenter and state political reporter. Following Kevin Crease's death in 2007, Kelvin was partnered with Kelly Nestor, whose contract was terminated two years later. Kelvin retired on New Year's Eve 2010, but was brought out of retirement in 2014 as the presenter of the local afternoon news bulletin.
Nine News Perth is presented from the STW9 Perth studios by Tim McMillan and Emmy Kubainski on weeknights and Louise Momber and Liam Bartlett on weekends, with sports presenters Michael Thomson (weeknights) and Shaun McManus (weekends). Weather is presented by Scherri-Lee Biggs on weeknights.
The 6pm bulletin is simulcast each weekday on local radio station Sunshine 98.5FM and nightly across regional Western Australia on West Digital Television. Fill in presenters include Tracy Vo (news), Simone Luker (sport), and Rebecca Johns (Weather).
Dixie Marshall presented the weeknight bulletin between 2002 and May 2011, alongside Sonia Vinci as Australia's first duo female news presenting team for five years until early 2008, when Vinci was replaced by Greg Pearce. Sharlyn Sarac and Matt Tinney previously presented weekend bulletins until Sarac resigned in 2010. Tinney left a year later to present WIN News in regional Western Australia.
Natalia Cooper was a weather presenter for Nine News Perth until her resignation in June 2008. A year later, she joined Seven Perth to replace retiring veteran Jeff Newman as its weather presenter.
In November 2012, Greg Pearce resigned as weeknight presenter. He was later replaced by Tim McMillan.
In September 2016, the bulletin moved into a new studio, alongside launching new graphics.
Nine News Darwin is presented from the network's NTD-8 Darwin studios by Jonathan Uptin on weeknights and Amy Culpitt on weekends. Sport is presented by Jake Hauritz on weeknights. The 6pm bulletin is also simulcast on local radio station Territory FM.
Nine Gold Coast News is a regional news service for the Gold Coast, presented by Bruce Paige and Wendy Kingston, sport is presented by Dominique Loudon and weather is presented by Jayde Cotic. The bulletin airs at 5:30pm on weeknights as an opt-out broadcast on QTQ-9's Gold Coast transmitters, before the main 6pm Brisbane edition of Nine News. Produced from the network's studios at Surfers Paradise, Nine Gold Coast News is also simulcast on local Gold Coast radio station Juice107.3. Darren Curtis and Dominique Loudon are the main fill-in news presenters, with Libby Stone and Luke Bradnam fill-in weather presenters.
Previous presenters of the bulletin have included Karl Stefanovic, Natalie Gruzlewski, Rob Readings, Jillian Whiting, Carly Waters, Frank Warrick, Melissa Downes and Eva Milic. Paul Burt presented the weather until he joined Seven News Brisbane in 2013.
News affiliation with Southern Cross Austereo
As part of the affiliation relationship formed between Nine and Southern Cross Austereo in 2016, local news bulletins will be gradually rolled out on Southern Cross' regional Nine stations in 2017 in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, southern New South Wales and Victoria.
In August 2016, the director of Nine's news & current affairs division, Darren Wick announced that Queensland news director Mike Dalton had been appointed to head the new Nine News Regional division to initiate Nine and Southern Cross Austereo's new regional news service in 2017.
At Nine's 2017 Program Launch held at Sydney's Star Casino in November 2016, the three presenters of Nine's regional bulletins were announced. Former WIN News presenter Samantha Heathwood will present the regional Queensland edition of Nine News, former ABC News Breakfast weather presenter Vanessa O'Hanlon will anchor the ACT and southern New South Wales edition while former Nine News Melbourne presenter Jo Hall will be the face of the regional Victorian edition. The bulletins will be presented from Nine's existing studio facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and are similar in format to NBN News, the nightly bulletin presented from Newcastle airing across northern New South Wales on Nine-owned NBN Television, as a combination of national, state and local content tailored to each individual market.
Canberra was the first market to see the new NSW/ACT edition of Nine News bulletin in the first week of February 2017, before rolling out to Wollongong and the Illawarra in the second week, followed by a Central West bulletin for Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo in the third week, and finishing with Wagga Wagga and the Riverina in the fourth week.
The regional Victorian bulletins launched weekly throughout March 2017, with the Ballarat and western Victoria bulletin launching in the first week on 6 March, Bendigo and central Victoria in the second week, the Border North East bulletin for Albury and Shepparton in the third week, and finishing with the Gippsland bulletin in the fourth week.
The regional Queensland bulletins will be launched throughout July and August 2017, with the Mackay bulletin launching on July 24, Rockhampton and Central Queensland on 31 July,  Toowoomba and the Darling Downs on 14 August, with Cairns, Townsville, Wide Bay, and Sunshine Coast bulletins to follow.
Southern New South Wales & ACT
The southern New South Wales and ACT bulletins are presented from TCN-9's Sydney studios and are broadcast to regional viewers on CTC. The bulletin is presented by Vanessa O'Hanlon, sport is presented by Mike Lorigan and weather is presented from NBN's studios in Newcastle by Gavin Morris.
The regional Victorian bulletins are presented from GTV-9's Melbourne studios and are broadcast to regional viewers on GLV/BCV. The bulletin is presented by Jo Hall, sport is presented by Nathan Currie and weather is presented by Sonia Marinelli.
The regional Queensland bulletins will be presented from QTQ-9's Brisbane studios and will be broadcast to regional viewers on TNQ. They bulletins will commence starting July 2017, presented by Samantha Heathwood (news) and Paul Taylor (sport). Weather forecasts will be presented by Nicole Rowles.
Today is the network's breakfast program, consisting of talk, entertainment and human-interest stories and airs weekdays from 5:30am to 9am, live from Nine's Sydney studios. The program is hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson with news presenter Sylvia Jeffreys, sport presenter Tim Gilbert, weather presenter Natalia Cooper and entertainment news is presented by Richard Wilkins.
Weekend Today is the network's breakfast program, consisting of talk, entertainment and human-interest stories and airs Saturdays and Sundays from 7am to 10am, live from Nine's Sydney studios. The program is hosted by Tom Steinfort and Deborah Knight with news presenter Jayne Azzopardi and weather presenter Steven Jacobs.
A Current Affair
60 Minutes is a Nine Network current affairs and investigative journalism program which airs on the Nine Network on Sundays at 7.30pm. The program is currently presented by Liz Hayes, Tara Brown, Allison Langdon, Peter Stefanovic, Liam Bartlett and Charles Wooley.
Ellen Fanning and Karl Stefanovic are casual reporters for the program with Peter Overton presenting a weekly "Mail Bag" segment following the death of Peter Harvey which now goes live each week at the end of 60 Minutes.
Nine News at 7
Nine News at 7 was a short-lived bulletin, airing weeknights at 7.00pm on Nine's high definition multi-channel GEM. The bulletin launched in August 2013 and was initially presented by Peter Overton from Monday to Thursday and Deborah Knight on Friday. It was launched both in response to the Seven Network's similar bulletin Seven News at 7.00 and to provide additional coverage of the unfolding 2013 Federal Election. The bulletin was axed on 28 October 2013.
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