ABC News at Noon

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ABC News at Noon
Presented by Ros Childs
Jane Hutcheon
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 10
Running time 60 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release February 2005 – present

ABC News at Noon is an Australian midday news programme that has aired on ABC television since February 2005. The programme also airs on ABC News 24.


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.