Adelaide’s last remaining local TV current affairs program, Today Tonight, has been axed.
Channel 7 made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying the program, hosted by Rosanna Mangiarelli, would air for the final time this Thursday.
Jess and Soda spoke to Rosanna Mangiarelli on Mix102.3 on Wednesday morning to see how she was getting on. Listen to their chat in full below…
The program first aired in Adelaide 25 years ago.
The Channel 7 news will be extended from 30 minutes to one hour from Monday.
The Seven Network released the following statement….
The Seven Network today announced the closing of Today Tonight in Adelaide and Perth. Both will screen final editions this week, Adelaide Thursday 28 November, Perth on Friday.
Speaking from Perth, Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson said: “For 25 years Today Tonight has dominated in Perth and Adelaide. Producing more than 25,000 stories reflecting the good, the bad and everything in between of their constantly growing markets. To end such a successful reign has been one of the toughest decisions but a necessary one as the audiences shift and change along with the economics. I want to thank all both past and present Today Tonighters. Always committed. Always passionate.”
Some staff will be redeployed into the Adelaide and Perth newsrooms as Australia’s two most successful news operations revert to a one hour format from Monday 2 December.