Seven has axed Today Tonight bulletins in Adelaide and Perth, ending runs of 25 years.
A final episode with Rosanna Mangiarelli will air in Adelaide tomorrow night, and with Monika Kos in Perth on Friday.
Both shows will be replaced by one hour Seven News bulletins.
The Seven Network today announced the closing of Today Tonight in Adelaide and Perth. Both will screen final editions this week, Adelaide Thursday 28 November, Perth on Friday.
Speaking from Perth, Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson said: “For 25 years Today Tonight has dominated in Perth and Adelaide. Producing more than 25,000 stories reflecting the good, the bad and everything in between of their constantly growing markets. To end such a successful reign has been one of the toughest decisions but a necessary one as the audiences shift and change along with the economics. I want to thank all both past and present Today Tonighters. Always committed. Always passionate.”
Some staff will be redeployed into the Adelaide and Perth newsrooms as Australia’s two most successful news operations revert to a one hour format from Monday 2 December.
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