Seven boosts Gold Coast news coverage with 5.30 bulletin promising ‘a local service for local people’

TV viewers in the Gold Coast will have the choice between three daily news bulletins at 5.30pm following the decision by Seven to launch a local offering in the timeslot.

Seven's Gold Coast Team. From left: Burt, Young and Abate

Seven’s Gold Coast Team. From left: Burt, Young and Abate

The 30 minute 7 Gold Coast News, presented by Rod Young, will go head-to-head with Nine’s existing Gold Coast News. The programs will also be up against Ten’s national Eyewitness News First At Five.

7 Gold Coast News, will begin on Monday July 4 from a new purpose-built studio in  Surfers Paradise. Seven’s 5-6pm timeslot in the GC is currently occupied by double episodes of quiz show The Chase.

Young will present the show from Monday to Friday, with Amanda Abate reading the 5.30pm weekend bulletin.

Paul Burt, will present the Gold Coast weather forecast in addition to his regular 7 News weather segments.

Neil Warren, 7 News Director for South East Queensland said: “We are proud to be bringing the Gold Coast a quality local news service, it thoroughly deserves, seven 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”.


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