Seven Tasmania newsreader’s late farewell

Seven Tasmania newsreader Rachel Williams was meant to sign off from her final Nightly News bulletin on Sunday night — until a power failure saw the Launceston-based studio taken out of action halfway through the bulletin.

Tasmanian viewers were left to view a blank screen and some ads before Seven switched unannounced to a relay of the Melbourne-based Seven News in progress.

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The glitch meant that Williams did not get to bid farewell to viewers after ten years presenting weekend news for the station.

She was invited back to the news desk on Monday night to give a belated farewell to viewers and to share some highlights and bloopers from a decade at Seven Tasmania, formerly Southern Cross.

Williams announced her resignation from Seven Tasmania a few weeks ago, which came five months after her weeknight colleague Jo Palmer also left the top-rating bulletin.

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Source: Nightly News Seven Tasmania, Rachel Williams

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    • Daniel Hopmans on 14 August 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    it’s great that they gave her another chance to say goodbye to the viewers.

    • Gail Kohnert on 23 August 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    Your lovely smile and personality will be missed. Good luck with whatever you are doing. X

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