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Nine News tribute to Peter Hitchener

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 …

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Peter Hitchener moving to weekends in Nine News reshuffle

Changes at Nine News in Melbourne announced Saturday will see longtime newsreader Peter Hitchener moving to weekend news in January. Taking on the role of weeknight news anchors will be Alicia Loxley, who has been weekend newsreader for the last 12 years, and 60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort. From a career starting in Brisbane, Hitchener joined TCN9 …

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On This Day — 18 September

18 September 1971: Norman Yemm, George Mallaby, Alwyn Kurts, Leonard Teale (Homicide) 18 September 1976: Jacki Weaver and Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple) 18 September 1999: Kimberley Cooper, Kylie Watson, Rebecca Cartwright (Home And Away) 18 September 2004: Australian Idol 18 September 2010: Christian Clark and Emily Symons (Home And Away) 18 September 1990: Seven and …

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On This Day — 27 August

27 August 1977: Brian Bury (National Nine News, Melbourne) 27 August 1977: Mark Holden (The Young Doctors) 27 August 1980: Paula Duncan (Cop Shop) 27 August 1994: Laura Vazquez and Daniel Amalm (Home And Away) 27 August 2005: Dancing With The Stars 27 August 1995: The Eastern Creek 12-Hour Race is broadcast live on SBS …

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Millionaire Hot Seat to go into ‘hiatus’

The Nine Network‘s long-running afternoon quiz show Millionaire Hot Seat is to soon go “on hiatus” while a new show is prepared to take its place. Host Eddie McGuire announced Nine’s decision on radio on Friday morning. The show is expected to continue through to January 2024, effectively extending the Millionaire brand to its 25th …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Offspring star Asher Keddie won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 55th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held on 7 April 2013 at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Centre. It was Keddie’s third Gold Logie nomination and she also collected a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for her role of …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Quiz show host Tony Barber was awarded the Gold Logie at the 15th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at the Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, on 16 February 1973 and televised on the Nine Network. Bert Newton again hosted the presentation, with overseas guests Glenn Ford (Cade’s County), Loretta Swit (MASH), Gail Fisher (Mannix) and …

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Obituary: Alan Wilkie

Alan Wilkie, former Sydney TV weather presenter, has died at the age of 94, He died peacefully with his three children, Andrew, Katrina and Michelle by his side Growing up in Queensland, Wilkie worked at the Bureau of Meteorology at various posts during the 1950s. When ABC started its first television services in 1956, it …

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2022: The Big Reset

It seems that 2022 will be best remembered for holding a giant re-set of some of our biggest TV names and shows, as some of our highest-profile presenters have decided to call it a day — either temporarily or perhaps longer term. It is hard to recall a year where so many key personalities have …

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Nine News Darwin turns 40

Earlier this week, Nine News Darwin celebrated 40 years of news reporting. Although Nine (then NTD8) had been providing a limited news service in its early years, it ceased to do so after 1974, when Cyclone Tracy decimated Darwin and left the channel off the air for ten months. It was 1982 before the channel …

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