Narelda Jacobs back for 10 Perth bulletin

Bulletin to be live into WA from Sydney, but a number of moving parts are on trial.

Narelda Jacobs will return to hosting a news bulletin in Perth, which she will present Live from Sydney starting tomorrow.

Jacobs was presenter based in Perth until she relocated to Sydney in December.

It what will be an unusual split-work day, she will be Studio 10 news presenter from 8am then return from the Perth 5pm news bulletin (7pm AEST, 8pm AEDT). However Perth export Charlotte Goodlet (pictured below) will also present on some days, with Jacobs undertaking a reduced work week pattern.

Josh Holt will present weather, initially from Brisbane before he relocates to Sydney.

There are also changes to Sport for WA viewers following the redundancy of Tim Gossage.

From tomorrow senior sports reporter Lachy Reid will temporarily read sport from Perth while the network sorts shifts and other logistics. It isn’t clear who adopts the role more permanently, presumably from Sydney.

News boss Ross Dagan has indicated these arrangements are being trialled for the next couple of months, to confirm 2021 plans before the end of the year.

He said of Narelda Jacobs, “This is a fantastic result for our WA team, given Narelda’s much loved history in Perth. Narelda will present the standalone local bulletin live. It will be produced in WA with our outstanding new gathering teams.”

11 Responses

  1. That’s actually quite cool. The best result from the worst case scenario i guess. At least Narelda will have some genuine local knowledge behind the Perth stories she is presenting, to a degree.

  2. Surely there are issues with someone being made redundant then the Monday after someone doing your job from the same location?

    Is a complete mess – they might just about have got away with Brisbane and Adelaide but ditching Perth makes no logical sense.

  3. Obviously the major changes to 10 News weren’t foreseen at all back when Monika Kos was signed, Narelda even had a farewell didn’t she? How unfortunate, what a mess! I wonder if this was a Viacom-CBS ‘flash decision’ in recent months, looking at 10’s books, etc?

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