George Donikian has resigned from Network TEN after more than 20 years.
Donikian had been presenting News in Melbourne after 18 years of presenting the Adelaide bulletin, much of which was filmed in Melbourne.
At the beginning of this year he was presenting the 5pm Melbourne bulletin with Helen Kapalos, but after Mal Walden returned to the role following the end of the 6:30 local bulletin, Donikian was given weekends and Fridays in Melbourne.
But now the weekend bulletin is to be replaced with a Sydney-produced bulletin.
“As one door closes, another door opens and I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career,” he told AdelaideNow
Donikian, who was SBS’s first news anchor for over 8 years, will now become a “free agent”.