Nine News Now

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Nine News Now
Genre News magazine
Presented by Amber Sherlock (Monday - Thursday)
Belinda Russell (Friday)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Sydney
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 7 January 2013 – present

Nine News Now is an Australian afternoon news bulletin which airs on Nine Network and is presented by Amber Sherlock (Monday - Thursday) and Belinda Russell (Friday).

History[edit]

The bulletin launched on 7 January 2013 and was originally presented by Wendy Kingston.

In December 2013, Kingston went on maternity leave and whilst she was on leave Alison Ariotti and Natalia Cooper along with other presenters filled in for her. Kingston did not return to her original role on Nine News Now, instead becoming the news presenter on Weekend Today. Wendy's last appearance was on the 19 December 2013 before relieving Lisa Wilkinson on Today.

In October 2014, Amelia Adams returned from maternity leave to front the bulletin from Tuesday to Friday with Amber Sherlock hosting on Monday.

In May 2016, Amber Sherlock replaced Amelia Adams presenting the bulletin from Monday to Thursday with Belinda Russell presenting on Friday.

In September 2017, Amelia Adams became the Friday presenter with Belinda Russell moving to focus on presenting weather on Thursday & Friday’s during Nine Afternoon News

Format[edit]

The bulletin features the latest news in entertainment along with panel discussions of the day’s topics but with limited sports coverage and is aimed at stay-at-home mothers and women over 55.

The Chat Room segment involves panel discussions with Nine News presenters and reporters talking about the hot topics of the day.

Fill-in presenters for the bulletin include Sophie Walsh, Vicky Jardim, Sylvia Jeffreys, Lisa Wilkinson, Amber Sherlock, Deborah Knight, Ross Greenwood and Peter Stefanovic.