Peter Overton, Nine’s Sydney newsreader, will join smoothfm as guest news journalist from Monday September 4 for one week.
Overton joins smoothfm’s news team that includes Steve Blanda, an esteemed figure in Australian radio with 40 years’ experience and the winner of 18 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA); respected journalist Ron Wilson, who presented Network Ten’s news for over 33 years; smoothfm 95.3’s breakfast news journalist Glenn Daniel, who has over 30 years’ experience as news director for multiple radio networks and has three best news presenter ACRAs and won the prestigious Brian White Award in 2014 and Jennifer Hansen, who worked alongside Mal Walden as Network Ten’s primetime longest serving news team in Australian television history.
Overton will be heard in mornings from 10am on smoothfm while Steve Blanda is on leave.
Overton’s media career spans over 30 years. He joined Nine in 1991 as a sports reporter for Sydney’s National Nine News before spending 10 years as reporter and presenter for the Nine newsroom. In 2001 he joined 60 Minutes as a reporter for eight years and continues to contribute special reports for the program.
Overton was appointed chief newsreader for Sydney’s 6pm edition of Nine News in January 2009.
Ben Latimer, smoothfm program director, said, “We are thrilled to have Peter join the smoothfm family as guest newsreader. His presenting style and extensive news experience is a natural fit, and further reinforce smoothfm as FM news leader.”
Peter Overton can be heard on smoothfm 95.3 Sydney and smoothfm 91.5 from Monday September 4 at 10am, 11am and 12pm daily until Friday September 8.
Photo: smoothfm’s A-team of newsreaders [L-R] Glenn Daniel, Peter Overton, Steve Blanda and Ron Wilson