ABC News at Noon
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|ABC News at Noon|
|Presented by||Ros Childs
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||10|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||February 2005 – present|
The bulletin is presented by Ros Childs (Monday - Thursday) and Jane Hutcheon (Friday) from the ABC's main national news studios at Ultimo, and airs on ABC in each Australian state at midday in the local time zone and on ABC News 24 at midday Australian Eastern Standard/Daylight Time. A separate edition of the bulletin is produced for Western Australia two to three hours after the original broadcast, as the time delay was deemed too long to remain up-to-date. Both versions air on ABC News 24.
The bulletin was launched in February 2005 to replace the less successful Midday News and Business, preceded in turn by the long-running World at Noon. The Midday Report features a daily financial report presented by a rotating team of reporters including Sue Lannin, Alicia Barry, Nicole Chettle, Di Bain, Simon Palan, Rebecca Hyam, Michael Janda, and Lexi Metherell.
In March 2014, the programme's running-time was extended to one hour.
Brigid Glanville, Nicole Chettle, Deborah Rice and Tracy Kirkland are the main fill in news presenters for the bulletin.