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Mal Walden
Mal worked at 3DB in the 1960's, reported for HSV7 in the 70's and was promoted to main newsreader for HSV in 1979 after Brian Naylor moved to Nine. He was sacked by HSV when it was taken over by Fairfax in 1987, but appeared at ATV10 soon after. He did some reporting and relief newsreading for Ten, and read the weekend news before it was replaced with the national bulletin from Sydney. He became ATV10's weeknight newsreader in 1996, after David Johnston moved back to Seven.
 
   
Jim Waley
Waley began his career in 1966 with NEN9 and 2TM Tamworth, before joining Channel 9 Sydney two years later. Here he presented the late news and became a senior reporter, leading him overseas until 1974. Back home he went on the road for Nine, but settled down as founding presenter of Sunday in 1981. In 1986 his role also expanded to host Business Sunday. In 1992 he presented Sydney Extra, and began hosting the national Nightline program. In 2003 Waley moved from his long-running role on Sunday to replace Brian Henderson on National Nine News Sydney. However the ratings began to fall on the bulletin, and Waley was replaced and rendered redundant in 2005.
 
National Nine News - 2004
   
9AM - 2006
Kim Watkins

As one of the youngest reporters on national TV, Watkins began her career at age 12 on children's show You Asked For It, later renamed Boomerang, shooting until it wrapped up in 1983. In 1985 she began a university communications degree, but instead joined Radio 97 Tweed Heads as a cadet journalist. She then moved to Brisbane at Radio 4BC, then to Stereo 10, and in 1987 returned to TV as reporter for Channel 7 Brisbane. In 1995 she moved to Nine as a reporter on Money, then Good Medicine. She co-hosted the short-lived Nine version of Australia's Most Wanted, and has read and filled-in on almost all Nine News bulletins. In 2005 she left Nine after a maternity leave dispute, and was put on the market. She filmed a number of segments for Seven's Beyond Tomorrow, which aired during 2006, while at the same time starting a new morning show for Ten, 9AM.

 
   
Tim Webster

Tim Webster moved from night time DJ at 2BS Bathurst in 1973 to Sydney's 2SM in 1974. He became part of the original Triple M team in 1980, but moved to 2DayFM in 1981. The same year he also began working for Channel 10, presenting the news for Good Morning Australia, followed by the nightly Eyewitness News with Katrina Lee. He became co-host of GMA from 87-88, and again in 1991. In 1992 Tim and Katrina Lee became the first co-hosts of Ten's 5pm news bulletin, before Tim started the nightly sports program Sports Tonight in 1993. Tim continues to host Sports Tonight on occasions, presents sport on Ten's 5pm bulletin, and is the regular fill in for John Laws on 2UE.

 
Ten 5pm News - 2005
   
A Current Affair - 1991
Sunday - 2005
Jana Wendt
Jana began her career as a researcher at the ABC, before moving to Channel 10 Melbourne in 1979. In 1982 she moved to the Nine Network, where she became the youngest ever and first female reporter for 60 Minutes. She became host of A Current Affair in 1988, taking over from Mike Willesee, where she stayed until 1994. She returned to 60 Minutes that year, where she also scored the job of contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes in America. Jana moved to Seven in 1996 to host the new Witness programme, and over to SBS in 1999 to present Dateline. In 2003 she returned to Nine to take over from Jim Waley on Sunday, but was either 'boned' or simply quit in 2006 before it was dumbed-down to compete with Sunday Sunrise.
 
   
Matthew White
Matthew began his career as a reporter for The Manly Daily, before turning to radio as breakfast newsreader on NEWFM Newcastle. This led to him being picked up by NBN in 1992 as the weekend sports presenter. Back to Sydney, and White scored a job with Triple M, shortly before joining Channel Ten to work on the new sports program Sports Tonight. Matthew covered many sports events while with Ten, including the V8 Supercars and Spring Racing Carnival. In 2003 he switched to Seven, to become the weeknightly sports presenter alongside other new recruit Ian Ross.
 
Seven News Sydney - 2006
   
So Fresh - 2005
David Whitehill
David was voted CLEO Bachelor of the Year in 2001 , and joined Channel Nine to work on So Fresh and Hot Source.
 
   
Majella Wiemers
Majella stepped out of University and into a job with Win Television Rockhampton/Cairns in 1997. She moved to Sydney in 2001 to join Channel Nine, working as a producer on Good Medicine, Nightline and election coverage. Over the next few years, she also helped produce RPA, Changing Rooms and Getaway. She then became a reporter for Today, before turning to the weather in 2005 as a presenter for National Nine News.
 
National Nine News - 2006
   
Nine's New Years Eve - 2004
Richard Wilkins
Richard grew up in New Zealand, and went to an arts school where he focused on music. After finishing Teachers College, he became determined to follow his dream of a music career. He recorded an independent release in 1976, which went on to become a major NZ hit. Polygram signed him to a world-wide deal, under the name Richard Wilde. He brought his band "Wilde and Reckless" to Australia in 1980, and after moderate success quit to work at 2DayFM and 2UW Sydney. He scored the job of first TV music man on what is now Sky Channel, before joining Nine to host MTV Australia for 6 years. In 1992 he presented the unsuccessful game show Keynotes, before settling in as entertainment reporter on the Today Show.
 
   
Ron Wilson
Ron was born in Northern Ireland, and came to Australia at the age of 6. His first job in television was at NTD8 Darwin, where he reported on Cyclone Tracy in 1974. He moved to Sydney where he began working in radio, announcing for 2WL, 2SM and 2UE, before moving to Wagga and back into television newsreading in 1977. This led to voice over work for Channel Ten Sydney, which won him a permanent job in October 1979, first as a journalist and then newsreader. He read the news on Good Morning Australia from 1982-1993, after which he became co-anchor of Ten's First at Five evening bulletin in 1994.
 
Ten News - 2001
   
Sports Tonight - 2005
Sports Tonight - 2003
Bill Woods
Bill earned a Professional Writing degree in the early 1980s, and began working in country radio in 1982. He was then offered a journalism cadetship with 2WS in 1983, before moving to Channel Ten in 1989. Here he became strongly involved in sports broadcasting, especially motorsport. He regularly presented Sports Tonight from 1996 to 2005, as well as host the weekly RPM program. In 2006 he began presenting the new Ten Early News bulletin.
 
   

 

 


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