60 Minutes reporter Michael Usher is being parachuted into Seven’s Sydney weekend news presenting role, replacing Melissa Doyle according to reports today.
Usher, who was announced last week as joining Seven, has reportedly been seeking a position with less travel for family reasons. He was announced as filing for Seven News Investigates specials.
No doubt industry chatter will soon lead to whether Usher will end up in the weeknight role, held by Mark Ferguson.
Usher has previously read bulletins on Nine including weekend bulletins for Nine prior to Mark Ferguson, plus Nightline.
Melissa Doyle is to now focus on Sunday Night fulltime, according to The Australian.
Usher is expected to start at Seven after a “two month gardening leave” at Nine.