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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.

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  1. Never been able to figure why viewers watch ‘news’ on 2-3 hours time delay when live news is available on ABC News. Not to mention without 20 minutes of commercials per hour.

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