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Seven axes Adelaide news staff

Seven has cut more jobs this week, with the Adelaide news operation the latest victim of Australia’s shrinking media landscape.

Presenters Jessica Adamson and Tim Noonan will leave the network, along with some behind-the-scenes staff. TV Blackbox first reported the afternoon news will now be broadcast from Melbourne as part of the shake-up.

Adamson joined Seven in 1997 as a reporter. In 2004, she became anchor for Adelaide’s weekend bulletin.

Adamson is departing the Seven Network

With the 4pm local bulletin being axed, current host Rosanna Mangiarelli will move into Adamson’s weekend gig.

“It’s been an enormous privilege to tell and present stories to South Australians for the last 24 years,” Adamson said.

“I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the best in the business on some of the biggest stories including the Sydney and Beijing Olympics, the Banda Aceh tsunami, the Beaconsfield mine disaster and the Tour de France.

“I’ve loved it all, met some amazing people and made lifelong friends.”

Seven dominates news in Adelaide.

Yesterday’s 4pm bulletin had 26,000 in the city, and 25,000 at 4:30pm. Nine’s Millionaire Hot Seat, on at the same time, had 20,000 viewers.

Nine’s 5pm afternoon news, one hour later had 28,000. Ten’s 5pm Ten News First had 44,000.

In the 6pm slot, however, Seven had 112,000 to Nine’s 85,000 and is the clear market leader.

It’s been another tough week for media, with the ABC yesterday cutting up to 250 positions and ceasing its younger-skewing lifestyle title ABC Life.

Seven has already undergone multiple rounds of job cuts and restructures as part of the declining ad market and economic pressures from COVID-19. It also axed The Daily Edition.

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