There were farewells earlier tonight from Ten News First bulletins being presented for the last time from Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
From Monday, Ten News First will be centralising news production to Sydney and Melbourne. Sandra Sully and Matt Burke in Sydney will present bulletins for Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, while Jennifer Keyte and Stephen Quartermain in Melbourne will now also cover Adelaide.
Brisbane weather presenter Josh Hunt moves to Sydney to cover Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, and Adelaide’s Kate Freebairn will now also cover Melbourne.
Among the on-air presenters to have left the network today are Georgina Lewis and Jonathan Williams from Brisbane, Rebecca Morse and Will Goodings from Adelaide, and Monika Kos, Tim Gossage and Michael Schultz in Perth.
Also finished up at Ten are weather presenters Mike Larkan, after 24 years at Ten in Melbourne, and Sydney’s Tim Bailey, leaving Ten after 29 years.
A number of production staff across the network were also being farewelled.
Tonight – a special bulletin. The last for @TimGossage, @M_Schultz_10, Mon and more incredible people who work tirelessly behind the scenes. From everyone at 10, and all our viewers, thank you for the honest, warm and irreplaceable role you played every day. pic.twitter.com/d3aJ6jYJzp
— 10 News First Perth (@10NewsFirstPER) September 11, 2020
Tonight is a special bulletin for 10 News First Queensland, the last for Georgie, and for many more incredible people who work behind the scenes.
Thank you for the irreplaceable role you played every night pic.twitter.com/HGW5vYPyRT
— 10 News First Queensland (@10NewsFirstQLD) September 11, 2020
After 14 years, one final goodnight to South Australia, from Rebecca. pic.twitter.com/1g48xVtPxk
— 10 News First Adelaide (@10NewsFirstAdl) September 11, 2020
Studio 10 has also said farewell this week to presenters Joe Hildebrand, Natarsha Belling and Kerri-Anne Kennerley. The show’s Melbourne correspondent Denise Scott also quietly announced her exit from the show in an appearance earlier in the week on Have You Been Paying Attention?
Network Ten announced the restructure to its weekday news bulletins and Studio 10 last month. Weekend bulletins, which are already produced centrally from Sydney, and The Project remain unchanged.