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ABC News Breakfast blurs the lines between media

Thursday 02 October, 2008
Virginia Trioli - one of the presenters on ABC News Breakfast

In a move that sees further integration of its cross media platforms, ABC News Breakfast will make its debut on Monday 3rd November, live on ABC2. Every weekday from 6am-10am (AEST), ABC News Breakfast will offer an engaging approach to news broadcasting, with the program also streamed live online at abc.net.au/breakfast.

The four-hour program will cover national news, analysis, debate, finance, sport and weather. Broadcast from Melbourne, the program will make full use of the ABC’s national and international network of journalists – crossing live to ABC newsrooms around the country and the world.

It will also link live to ABC Radio studios, 702 ABC Sydney and Radio National, and 774 ABC Melbourne as wellas the ABC’s Canberra bureau and the AM/PM/ The World Today studios, allowing viewers to see interviews they could only hear previously. This is the first time the ABC has used radio programs for television content in this way.

The News Breakfast team includes Virginia Trioli, Barrie Cassidy and Joe O’Brien as co-hosts, Canberra correspondent Ben Worsley and sports presenter Paul Kennedy, with Vanessa O’Hanlon presenting the weather.

The program will be highly interactive, with viewers able to contribute to content and comment on stories via text, multi-media messaging (MMS) and email. Viewers comments will be displayed on screen during the program.

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