Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) in conjunction with the Nine Network has confirmed the launch of Nine News Central West bulletin to Orange, Dubbo and the entire Central West region of NSW from Monday February 20.
As part of one of the largest expansions of news operations in Australian history, the one-hour bulletins, presented by Vanessa O’Hanlon, will compile local stories, dedicated local sport and weather reports, together with the very best in national and international coverage that viewers have come to expect from Nine News.
The announcement came on the same day that SCA and Nine launched the first of 15 new bulletins, with Nine News Canberra making its debut last night at 6pm to the nation’s capital.
Grant Blackley, chief executive officer of SCA, said: “Today is a momentous day for regional Australia as we premiere the first of our 15 news bulletins. And in two weeks’ time, the Central West will get the news service they deserve when we bring their very best local stories to air. We are investing in local communities by creating jobs and providing our clients with new ways to reach their customers.”
Photo: SCA/Nine regional news presenter Vanessa O’Hanlon was in Canberra on the weekend to promote the new bulletins and met up with communications minister Mitch Fifield.