Tag: Seven News

Obituary: Frank Warrick

Frank Warrick, veteran Brisbane television presenter, has died at the age of 76. He was surrounded by family when he died early Tuesday morning, following a five-year battle with dementia. His career started in radio in Toowoomba in 1963. He then became a familiar face with Brisbane viewers, from the time he started at BTQ7 …

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ABC’s Sixty-One, Here We Come!

Sixty years ago, as we were coming to an end to 1960, ABC was planning an ambitious variety special to welcome 1961. Sixty-One, Here We Come! was a 65-minute program produced at the studios of ABV2, Melbourne, and in a rare technical feat was relayed via microwave links for direct broadcast in Sydney. American-born actress …

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Nine Perth signs Monika Kos

Nine News has signed up former Seven and Ten presenter Monika Kos to front a new Perth-based bulletin, Nine News At 5. Kos said in a statement issued by Nine: “It’s a privilege to join the team at Nine and I’m humbled to have this opportunity to once again bring viewers the news that matters …

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Seven farewells Melissa Doyle

After 25 years at the Seven Network, presenter and reporter Melissa Doyle announced her departure from the network on Friday. “I have some personal news to share…after twenty-five years I am leaving the Seven Network. For half of my life I have called Channel Seven home and in that time I’ve had the privilege to …

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What we watched: August 2003

Another random snapshot of what we were watching on TV. This time it’s the week ending 2 August 2003. The new reality series The Block was the latest breakout hit, there was tragedy in Neighbours, and we were introduced to the first batch of budding pop stars in a new format called Australian Idol. The Nine Network …

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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 …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen today, Sunday 28 June. While the awards will not be taking place this year, we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been Logies weekend. We wrap up the weekend with the Logies of 2010 — 10 years …

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Kay McGrath signs off last bulletin

Brisbane newsreader Kay McGrath has signed off from her last Seven News bulletin on Sunday night, ending more than 30 years at the Seven newsdesk in Brisbane. Originally from New Zealand, McGrath travelled the world before settling in Queensland in the late 1970s, scoring a job at the Gold Coast Bulletin newspaper followed by a …

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Adelaide newsreader John Riddell signs off

Adelaide newsreader John Riddell has presented his last Seven News bulletin before going into retirement. It marks the end of 30 years at Seven News in Adelaide for Riddell, and a career spanning 45 years. He started at Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide before working in radio at 5DN and the Macquarie Radio Network. He made …

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The end for Today Tonight… again

Viewers on the east coast may have thought that Seven‘s Today Tonight ended years ago — but in Adelaide and Perth, local editions of the show have continued up until this week. The Adelaide version, fronted by Rosanna Mangiarelli, wound up on Thursday night. The Perth edition, hosted by Monika Kos, finished on Friday. It …

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