Veteran new presenter, Peter ‘Murph’ Murphy, will become interim Nightly News Seven Tasmania news anchor, following the departure of Jo Palmer.
Murphy, who has been a member of Southern Cross Austereo’s news presentation team since 1984, will host until April.
“A true professional, Murph has graciously agreed to step into the role to allow us to search for a permanent news anchor. It’s great to have an accustomed hand on the reigns and, importantly, he provides a strong level of familiarity to our loyal viewers,” SCA News Director, Grant Wilson, said.
“I’m delighted Peter has been able to rearrange his busy schedule to ‘hold the fort’ while deliberating on a replacement for Jo Palmer. Murph has vast experience in both television presentation and also how our team works behind the scenes.”
Rachel Williams will continue to host the weekend news bulletins.