Network 10 to Axe Three Local Bulletins in Australia

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Community 10 is axing native bulletins in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth beneath a serious restructure of its information operations.

Excessive-profile presenters Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Natarsha Belling are expected to lose their jobs, along with weathermen Tim Bailey and Mike Larkin.

The community’s morning program Studio 10 will probably be shaken up underneath the cost-cutting program.

Nationwide weekend bulletins and panel show The Venture won't be affected.

Weekday information bulletins might be centralised in Sydney and Melbourne from September 14 underneath the restructure.

The Brisbane and Perth bulletins shall be anchored in Sydney, while Melbourne will present the Adelaide news.

Presenters, journalists and operations employees will all be targeted underneath the widespread cuts.

“These painful modifications mirror the state of the media business in recent times and the need for all media corporations to realize new efficiencies,” Network 10 news director Ross Dagan stated.

Native weather presenters can be changed by a national meteorologist, nevertheless Community 10 will continue to employ employees in each metropolis.

“Whereas our viewers in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will see some on-air modifications, we'll continue to supply native information and make use of local reporters, digital camera operators and manufacturing employees in these cities,” Dagan stated.

The Media, Leisure and Arts Alliance is worried the sackings will strip newsrooms and deprive audiences of native information.

MEAA spokesman Adam Portelli stated centralising the news bulletins confirmed monumental disrespect to viewers.

“The top result of these cuts is that viewers will simply search their news and knowledge some place else,” he stated.

Daniel McCulloch in Canberra

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