Channel Seven has confirmed it will launch a dedicated Gold Coast news service which will be broadcast every day at 5.30pm, beginning Monday July 4, 2016
Rod Young will present 7 Gold Coast News, Monday to Friday at 5.30pm, with Amanda Abate reading the 5.30pm weekend bulletin live, from a new purpose-built studio in Surfers Paradise.
The new bulletin will go head-to-head with Nine’s existing Gold Coast News.
7 News’ coastal, boating and fishing expert, Paul Burt, will be presenting the Gold Coast weather forecast in addition to his regular 7 News weather segments and Step Outside.
Gold Coast resident and Seven presenter, Liz Cantor will also bring the latest weather reports for the new local news service.
Ben Roberts-Smith, General Manager Seven Brisbane/Regional Queensland said:
“Seven is proud to be investing in this new local Gold Coast News service. It reaffirms Seven’s commitment to the local community and highlights our belief in providing all communities a voice through quality local News programming".
Neil Warren, 7 News Director for South East Queensland added:
“We are proud to be bringing the Gold Coast a quality local news service, it thoroughly deserves, 7 days a week. Focusing not just on the stories of the day, but the local issues that matter to people most. A local news service, for locals, produced and presented by locals who understand the community”.