Rebecca Maddern returns to 7News co-hosting weekend Melbourne bulletins

Rebecca Maddern

#1 national news network turns to a duo on weekends as Maddern joins Mike Amor

Australia’s #1 national news service has announced Rebecca Maddern is joining Melbourne’s top-rating 7News presenting team led by Peter Mitchell, taking a seat at the desk alongside Mike Amor on weekends.

Starting this Wednesday at 6.00pm, Maddern and Amor will co-present Melbourne’s 7News while Mitchell takes a break after a year dominated by breaking news.

The duo will then co-host weekend editions on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Maddern returns to Seven after five years at the Nine Network during which time she co-hosted the AFL Footy Show, co-hosted Australian Ninja Warrior and was a presenter on Weekend Today.

Maddern said: “I’m thrilled to be returning home to Channel 7 and so happy to be going back to where it all began. I’ve had many TV roles in my 23-year career, but none more important than delivering the news.

“In the past two years, news has never had a more direct impact on our day-to-day lives. I’m honoured to be returning to the news desk to inform Melburnians about what they need to know. I’m also delighted to be teaming up with my friend Mike Amor. Mike is one of the best journalists in this country and I know we’re going to make a formidable team.”

Amor added: “Bec is not just a fantastic broadcaster and journalist, but also a dear friend, and I can’t wait to share the news desk with her. Bec will bring a deep understanding of what makes Melbourne tick, the key newsmakers and issues that matter, and the ability to cover breaking news with ease, as well as a cracking sense of humour.”

Director, 7News Melbourne, Shaun Menegola, said: “We’re thrilled to have Bec back on the 7NEWS team where she spent 14 years reporting on major events in this state, including her coverage of the 2003 bushfires, which was recognised with a Quill Award.

“She will add even more experience to our line-up, led by Peter Mitchell, Mike Amor, Tim Watson, Jane Bunn and Jacqui Felgate.”

Seven Sydney weekend news has been hosted by a duo since Angela Cox joined Michael Usher as co-presenter.

The announcement follows a successful TV ratings year for 7News which was Australia’s #1 national news service winning every week of the survey year.

7NEWS in 2021

• 1.58 million viewers nationally

• #1 news program nationally

• #1 news program nationally for the sixth year in a row

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