WIN Television has announced the local Perth edition of A Current Affair will launch tonight on STW9.
Hosted by Louise Momber, the Perth edition is part of WIN’s push to compete with a local edition of Today Tonight. An Adelaide-produced ACA with Kate Collins will follow soon.
This leaves Tracy Grimshaw as an “east coast” host in the same way as Matt White serves on Seven’s TT. ACA‘s Perth edition will comprise a mix of local and national stories.
WIN’s Managing Director David Butorac says, “We are very proud to be investing in the launch of local versions of A Current Affair. This underlines the significant commitment WIN Corporation has to the growth of services in all of its group and related companies.”
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WIN Corporation Managing Director, David Butorac, today announced Channel Nine Perth will launch Perth’s local A Current Affair tonight, Monday, 20 October 2008. Channel Nine Adelaide will follow, also launching their local edition in the near future.
WIN is dedicated to delivering high quality local current affair programs that will meet viewer needs in both the Adelaide and Perth markets. The initiative leverages from WIN’s extensive experience in local production and significant capital investment.
Mr Butorac says: “We are very proud to be investing in the launch of local versions of A Current Affair. This underlines the significant commitment WIN Corporation has to the growth of services in all of its group and related companies.”
Two dedicated teams of journalists, producers and camera-operators have been hand-picked and will work closely with the national A Current Affair team to provide extensive coverage on the stories specific to Perth and Adelaide combined with national stories on the people and issues that affect all Australians.
In Perth, Louise Momber will present the fresh alternative to current affairs, alongside the newly appointed Executive Producer, Juliet Wills, Special Investigators, Michael Southwell and Peter Van Onselen, and journalist Jolleh Abshar.
In Adelaide, Channel Nine has appointed Kate Collins as host, Lesley Johns as Executive Producer; Senior Reporter Chris Kenny and camera-operator, Brenton Dean, to join their team of skilled journalists, editors and studio-crew.
A Current Affair will follow Nine’s weekday national news service at 6.30pm, providing Adelaide and Perth viewers an hour of locally produced news and current affairs – 90 minutes for WIN’s regional Western Australia viewers, who also receive the local and WIN produced WIN News.