Seven axes The Daily Edition, citing economic pressures

Seven’s afternoon news program The Daily Edition will cease production this Friday.

The network’s director of news and public affairs, Craig McPherson, said the “economics of today” had led to the decision.

Hosts Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan will leave the network.

The Daily Edition has five episodes left

In addition, some casual and full-time staff have been affected, while some have been redeployed to other roles across Seven’s news and public affairs division.

“The Daily Edition found its way onto the TV landscape seven years ago and performed exceptionally over that time,” McPherson said. “Sadly, the economics of today has led to this decision. I want to thank co-hosts Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan and the talented production team for all their efforts.”

Last year, Seven cancelled the Melissa Doyle-fronted Sunday Night news and current affairs program, citing a challenging TV landscape.

Seven’s CEO James Warburton has previously told Mumbrella the network needs a programming shake-up.

“We need to get back to being the Seven that we used to be, around creating, executing and launching content that really connects with heartland Australia,” he said last year.


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