9NEWS Darwin returns to live and local bulletin

Nine has today announced the expansion of 9News Darwin to a dedicated one-hour local bulletin on week nights at 6.00–7.00pm from Monday, October 5, 2020.

The bulletin, presented by Paul Taylor, will provide Darwin viewers with the most up-to-date local, national, and international news, sport, and weather reports captured by a team of dedicated reporters and crew on the ground.

Steve Shervill, Nine General Manager Darwin, said:

“Investing in more local stories has never been more important within this challenging COVID-19 climate and our team on the ground are well equipped to deliver news that matters, as it happens, from here in Darwin and throughout the Territory.”

Kate Limon, Network Regional News Director, said:

“9News Darwin is back, live and local, to shine a spotlight on stories that matter to all Territorians. Our journalists and camera operators are locals, they know the issues that affect the NT, and local audiences can continue to rely on 9News as their most-trusted news service.”

9News Darwin represents an increase in Nine investment in local content in Darwin.



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  1. I’m happy to stand corrected but I understand the bulletin will only be “live and local” as far as it being a dedicated bulletin just for Darwin compiled by local reporters but although it will be live, it won’t be presented from Darwin. I understand the bulletin will still be presented from a studio at Channel 9 in Brisbane (where Paul Taylor is based), similar to the special one-off bulletin which aired on the night of the Northern Territory election last month. As I said, I’m happy to be corrected. Perhaps, someone can verify this?

    Regardless, the increased investment in Darwin by Channel 9 is positive news amid all the Channel 10 and ABC redundancies. It will be good for Darwin viewers to have a standalone local news bulletin back instead of the brief and lacklustre prerecorded “local windows” inserted into a very Queensland-centric regional bulletin as per the previous arrangement. It will certainly be much better than the current set up of having brief local updates presented by local reporters (who are all doing the best job they can) which are hastily inserted into commercial breaks during the 6pm Brisbane bulletin.

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