Peter Hitchener‘s last weeknight Nine News bulletin — ending a 25-year run — featured tributes for Nine’s quiet achiever, who this year also celebrated 50 years with the network.
Thanks Hitchy ❤@phitchener9 has brought us and broke us some of the biggest stories out of our state, and while we’ll all miss him on weeknights – be sure to tune in to the bulletin on the weekends in 2024 to see what he does best.#9News pic.twitter.com/qwSUFrHKcu
— 9News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) November 30, 2023
Among the tributes presented in Thursday’s bulletin were messages from Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan, Patti Newton, Peter Smith, former A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw, 3AW presenters Ross Stevenson and Denis Walter and AFL coach Ross Lyon, plus farewell messages from news desk colleagues Tony Jones and Livinia Nixon.
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Two weeks ago it was announced that from next year, Hitchener moves to reading the weekend bulletins for Nine News, Melbourne. Current weekend newsreader Alicia Loxley and 60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort take up the weeknight newsreading duties.