The Daily Edition

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The Daily Edition
GenreTalk Show
Presented by
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes441 (as of 29 May 2015)
Producer(s)Sarah Stinson
Production location(s)Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales
Running time60 minutes
Original networkSeven Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release17 June 2013 –
Related showsThe Morning Show
External links

The Daily Edition is an Australian afternoon entertainment show on the Seven Network on 17 June 2013. The show is presented by Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan and airs between 2pm and 3pm on weekdays.


The show features a combination of live breaking news, as well as live interviews with various personalities and entertainment updates.[1] The show premiered on Monday 17 June, airing from 3pm to 4.30pm[2] with hosts Sally Obermeder, Monique Wright and Kris Smith.[3]

In its first episode, retired newsreader Ian Ross was the first studio guest of the show and singer Robin Thicke was interviewed in a pre-recorded package.[4] The first episode rated 71,000 across the metro audience, well behind rival program Nine News Now at 136,000 viewers. Its midnight replay was watched by 80,000 viewers.[5] The second episode on 18 June rose to 90,000 viewers, closing the gap on Channel Nine's offering which rated 107,000 viewers. A midnight replay gathered 50,000 viewers.[6]

On 19 August 2013, The Daily Edition was reduced to finish at 4pm, due to Seven Afternoon News moving to 4pm.[7] However a week later, The Daily Edition moved to an earlier timeslot of 2pm-3pm allowing the show to go live, instead of being prerecorded by 45 minutes.[8]

On 27 January 2014, The Daily Edition received new graphics and a new logo.[9]

In January 2015, Kris Smith resigned from the show to focus on his new fitness business.[10] Monique Wright also left in the same year following her maternity leave and returned to focus on her co-hosting duties on Weekend Sunrise.

In November 2016, Sarah Cumming took over from Sally Obermeder whilst she was on maternity leave with her second child by surrogate. She remained a permanent co-host upon Obermeder's return from maternity leave in September 2017, but left the show herself in November 2017.

The show does not air on the day of the Melbourne Cup, and it does not air in the southern states on days when public holiday Australian Football League (AFL) matches are played (such as the Anzac Day clash and the Queen's Birthday clash).

In December 2018, Tom Williams resigned from the Seven Network.


Presenter Role Tenure
Sally Obermeder Co-host 2013–present
Ryan Phelan Co-host 2016–present
Tony Auden (Mondays–Wednesdays) Weather 2016–present

Former presenters[edit]

Presenter Role Tenure
Kris Smith Co-host 2013–2014
Monique Wright Co-host 2013–2015
Tom Williams Co-host 2013–2018
Jane Bunn (Thursdays and Fridays) Weather 2016–2018


  1. ^ Knox, David (3 June 2013). "Seven Expanding News and Entertainment in the Arvo". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  2. ^ Knox, David (12 June 2013). "Airdate: The Daily Edition". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  3. ^ Knox, David (7 June 2013). "The Daily Edition Spinning Before It Even Gets Started". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  4. ^ Knox, David (17 June 2013). "Advertorsials in the Arvo". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ Knox, David (18 June 2013). "2.3m Watch Harrison Craig Win The Voice". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  6. ^ Knox, David (19 June 2013). "1.12m Watch Socceroos Win as SBS Beats ABC". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  7. ^ Knox, David (19 August 2013). "Airdate: Seven News at 4". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
  8. ^ Knox, David (24 August 2013). "Bumped: The Daily Edition". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  9. ^ Knox, David (25 January 2014). "The Daily Edition Refreshes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  10. ^ Knox, David (27 January 2015). "Kris Smith Scales Back The Daily Edition". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 January 2015.