SBS Eight O'Clock News

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SBS Eight O'Clock News
SBS 8 뉴스
Created bySBS
Developed bySBS News Division
Presented byWeekdays:
Kim Hyun-woo
Choi Hye-rim
Kim Yong-tae
Joo Si-eun
Narrated byWeekdays:
Choi Hye-rim (headlines
Joo Si-eun (headlines)
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time70 minutes (Seoul, weekdays, including commercials)
40 minutes (Provincial areas, Weekdays, including commercials)
45 minutes (Seoul, weekends, including commercials)
15 minutes (Provincial areas, weekends, including commercials)
Original networkSBS TV
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio format2-channel Dolby Digital
Original release9 December 1991 (1991-12-09) –
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SBS Eight O'Clock News (Also known as SBS 8 News (SBS 8 뉴스 in Korean)) is the flagship nightly newscast of the Seoul Broadcasting System. Airing from 19:50~21:00 KST on weekdays since 21 September 2020 and from 20:00~20:45 KST on weekends, the newscast is known for breaking the tradition of airing news at 21:00 mastered by KBS with KBS News 9, MBC with MBC Newsdesk and JTBC with JTBC Newsroom, which gave the slogan: "News an hour earlier".

It premiered on 9 December 1991, in conjunction with SBS' launch. In commemoration of the broadcaster's 20th anniversary on 9 December 2011, SBS 8 News celebrated its 20th anniversary, making it the longest-running nightly newscast airing on a private broadcaster.


Current segments[edit]

Since 21 September 2020, most of the segments (except the sports news and weather) has been placed on the second part, nicknamed S-Pick.

  • Mobile Coverage - this seems to be a segment similar to MBC Newsdesk's Camera Launch, KBS News 9's Tracing 1234 and JTBC Newsroom's Close Camera where reporters cover stories in-depth based on reports from citizens.
  • What is The Truth? - this is a segment where Lee Kyung-won appears in-studio to fact-check statements given by politicians or important events that happened within the country. Towards the end of the segment, they decide if the statement is true through 5 categories: Facts (사실), Almost True (거의 사실), True & False (사실 & 거짓), Almost Untrue (거의 거짓) and Lies (거짓). A mascot named Factkio (팩트키오) also appears during the broadcast.
  • Panda to The End - a segment similar to Newsroom's Exploration Plus, it's a recurring segment where Kim Jong-won cover a certain story in-depth. The segment uses a panda as its mascot.
  • Healthy Life - a segment where medical reporter Cho Dong-chan analyzes issues related to health.
  • Cultural Line - a Friday-only segment where reporters do stories related to entertainment, education and other aspects of culture.
  • SBS Sports News - this is a segment where Kim Yoon-sang (on weekdays) and Lee Yoon-ah (on weekends) present sports news. On 30 March 2020, Lee Seung-gi made an appearance towards the end of the segment as a part of their SBS intern special episode of Master in the House. This episode also showed Cha Eun-woo hosting the radio broadcast, while Yang Se-hyung served as Lee's backup in case of unexpected circumstances. Shin Sung-rok and Kim Dong-hyun helped out in the production side.
  • SBS Weather - the weather segment presented by Nam Yoo-jin on weekdays and Saturdays, and Yang Tae-bin on Sundays.

Former segments[edit]

  • Inside the Stock Market - it was a compilation of eight economy-related stories where reporters from the economy and securities team also show the stock market trades through computer graphics.
  • Economic Indicators - it is similar with Inside the Stock Market above, only aired on weekdays.
  • Today in History - it shows a significant historical event that happened that day.
  • Issue Report: An In-depth Look/Field Report: Going Without Reservations/We Have a Tip! - established on 23 March 2019, these three segments seem to be similar to Mobile Coverage and Panda to the End.


Currently, SBS 8 News is presented by Kim Hyun-woo and Choi Hye-rim on weekdays, and Kim Yong-tae and Joo Si-eun on weekends. Lee Yoon-ah presents the sports news on weekdays and weekends.. Nam Yoo-jin presents the weather forecast on weekdays and Saturdays, while Yang Tae-bin does it on Sundays.

Main presenters[edit]

Role Name Duration Notes
Main anchor (weekday) Maeng Hyung-kyu
9 December 1991—18 September 1995
Kim Hyung-min
As weekend main anchor:

28 October 1994—24 September 1995

As weekday main anchor:

19 September 1995—11 October 1996 19 October 1998—7 August 2000

Song Do-kyun
14 October 1996—27 June 1997 This was during SBS 9 O'Clock News.
Jeon Yong-hak
30 June 1997—16 October 1998
Lee Young-joon
As weekend main anchor:

24 October 1994—16 April 2000

As weekday main anchor:

8 August 2000—27 February 2004

As one-time weekend main anchor:

29 February 2004

He also served as the director of SBS' Suwon bureau.
Park Sang-kyu
1 March 2004—28 October 2005 He's currently the director for Channel A's news bureau.
Shin Dong-wook
31 October 2005—18 March 2011

1 January 2015—16 December 2016

He was the longest-serving main anchor of the newscast and currently the director for TV Chosun's news bureau and main anchor for its flagship newscast News 9.
Kim Sung-joon
21 March 2011—31 December 2014

19 December 2016—19 May 2017

He was convicted of illegally filming a woman, and is currently serving a six-month prison sentence.
Kim Hyun-woo
As weekend main anchor:

24 December 2016—21 May 2017

As weekday main anchor:

22 May 2017—present

Sub-anchor (weekday) Choi Young-im
23 March 1992—15 April 1994
Han Soo-jin
As weekend sub-anchor:

5 June 1993—17 April 1994

As weekday sub-anchor:

18 April 1994—29 March 2002

She also served as anchor during SBS 9:00 News.
Kwak Sang-eun
As weekday sub-anchor:

1 April 2002—27 February 2004

As one-time weekend sub-anchor:

29 February 2004

She is currently SBS News' policy and culture team leader.
Kim So-won
As weekend sub-anchor:

6 April 2002—28 February 2004

As weekday sub-anchor: 1 March 2004—18 March 2011

She was the longest-serving sub-anchor of the newscast.
Park Sun-young
As weekend sub-anchor:

10 May 2008—20 March 2011

As weekday sub-anchor: 21 March 2011—18 July 2014

Choi Hye-rim
As weekend sub-anchor:

23 July 2011—15 January 2012

7 July 2012—14 September 2014

As weekday sub-anchor: 19 December 2016—present

Main anchor (weekend) Jung Sung-hwan
14 December 1991—22 March 1992
Jung Sung-geun
7 July 1995—25 April 1993

7 October 2000—31 March 2002

Lee Seung-yeol
1 May 1993—22 October 1994
Shin Won-soo
26 October 1996—29 June 1997
Park Soo-taek
22 April 2000—1 October 2000
Hong Ji-man
6 March 2002—28 February 2004
Park Jin-ho
6 March 2004—20 March 2011
Song Wook
26 March 2011—17 July 2011
Pyeon Sang-wook
23 July 2011—21 February 2016 He is currently the anchor of SBS Nightline.
Park Hyun-suk
27 February 2016—18 December 2016 He is currently the weekday anchor for the first two parts of Morning Wide.
Kim Yong-tae
27 May 2017—1 July 2018

7 November 2020—present

Kim Bum-joo
7 July 2018—1 November 2020 He filled in for Kim Hyun-woo upon his marriage to Lee Yeo-jin and leave from 16 to 20 December 2019.
Sub-anchor (weekend) Kim Young
5 July 1992—29 November 1992
Song Sun-kyung
6 December 1992—25 April 1993
Choi Young-joo
23, April 1994—23 October 1994
Lee Ji-hyun
29 October 1994—29 June 1997
Lee Hyun-kyung
6 July 1997—28 June 1998
Go Hee-kyung
4 July 1998—16 April 2000
Choi Young-ah
22 April 2000—29 April 2001
Kim Sung-kyung
5 May 2001—31 March 2002
Yoon Hyun-jin
6 March 2004—4 May 2008
Jang Sun-yi
26 March 2011—17 July 2011
Jung Mi-sun
As weekday sub-anchor: 21 July 2014—16 December 2016

As weekend sub-anchor: 21 January 2012—1 July 2012

27 May 2017—17 March 2019

She is currently a co-anchor on the first two parts of Morning Wide.
Lee Hye-seung
20 September 2014—18 December 2016
Jang Ye-won
24 December 2016—21 May 2017
Kim Min-hyung
23 March 2019—1 November 2020
Joo Si-eun
8 November 2020—present

Broadcast times[edit]

Year Date Time Airing Title Notes
1991 9 December 20:00-20:30 Every day SBS 8 News first broadcast under the current title; SBS' first flagship newscast
1992 30 March 20:00-20:45 Weekdays runtime extension
5 July Every day absorbed SBS News Show
1993 26 April Weekdays: 20:00-20:45 runtime extension on weekends
Weekends: 20:00-20:20
31 May Weekdays: 20:00-20:45
Weekends: 20:00-20:30
18 October Weekdays: 20:00-20:45
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
1994 18 April Weekdays: 20:00-20:45
Weekends: 20:00-20:40
24 October 20:00-20:45 Weekdays separated with weekend newscast SBS News 2000
1997 3 March 21:00-21:45 SBS 9:00 News title and weekday timeslot change
19 May 21:00-21:50 runtime extension
30 June Weekdays: 20:00-20:45 Every day SBS 8 News integration with News Q; return to the current title
Weekends: 20:00-20:30 timeslot variations
27 October Weekdays: 20:00-20:50
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
1998 2 March Weekdays: 20:00-20:40
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
19 October Weekdays: 20:00-20:45
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
1999 5 April Weekdays: 20:00-20:40
Weekends: 20:00:20:35
2004 1 March Weekdays: 20:00-20:40
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
2008 28 April Weekdays: 20:00-20:45 absorbed SBS Sports News on weekends
Weekends: 20:00-20:40
2012 5 November Weekdays: 20:00-20:50 absorbed SBS Sports News on weekdays
Weekends: 20:00-20:35
2013 11 March Weekdays: 20:00-20:55 timeslot variations
Weekends: 20:00-20:50
1 July Weekdays: 20:00-20:55
Weekends: 20:00-20:45
2019 15 April Weekdays: 19:55-20:55
Weekends: 20:00-20:45
13 May Weekdays: 20:00-20:55
Weekends: 20:00-20:45
2020 21 September Weekdays: 19:50-21:00
Weekends: 20:00-20:45

Local versions[edit]

Local newscasts are aired after SBS 8 NEWS at 20:35 on weekdays. A typical newscast runs for 20 minutes on weekdays and 10 minutes on weekends. The local newscasts pre-empt the SBS 8 NEWS Sports news and Business news segment.

Station Local Newscast Hosts
KNN KNN NEWS eye Kim Je-hyun and Kim Da-rom
TBC TBC 8 NEWS Kwon Joon-bum and Kim Myung-mi (weekdays), Lee Hyang-won and Kim Da-eun (weekends)
UBC UBC PRIME NEWS Yeon Jung-taek and Jang Soo-jung
TJB TJB 8 NEWS Roh Dong-hyun and Kim Hyun-ji
G1 G1 8 NEWS Kim Woo-jin and Park Sun-young
CJB CJB 8 NEWS Hwang Soo-dong and Yeon Kyu-ok
JTV JTV 8 NEWS Lee Seung-hwan and Seo Joo-young
KBC KBC 8 NEWS Lee In-soo and Kang Min-kyung (weekdays), Go Eun-cheon (weekends)
JIBS JIBS 8 NEWS Lee Yong-tak and Kim Ji-hyun (weekdays), Kim Min-hyung and Lee Jung-min (Saturdays)

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