Today Show drops local Perth news inserts
After 6 years local news & weather info generated for the Today show is no more.
Nine is dropping its dedicated Perth-only news bulletins from the Today show after 6 years.
From Monday, Michael Genovese becomes a Perth correspondent for Today.
The live Perth news & weather bulletins were introduced in 2014 with Tim McMillan to counteract a timezone delay and offer a unique local perspective against the might of Sydney-produced Sunrise.
Meanwhile Tracey Vo, who has relocated back to Perth for family reasons during the pandemic, this week hosted their first WA-produced late news bulletin to broadcast nationally. From Monday Michael Thomson assumes the role.
Nine is yet to clarify if Tracey Vo will return to Today in Sydney at a later date.
Yesterday Sunrise led in Perth with 52,000 viewers with Today at 23,000 and News Breakfast at 13,000.