Seven’s late night news initiative: Michael Usher to host The Latest

• The bulletin will be anchored by Michael Usher

Just days after the end of the TV ratings year, Seven has announced that its #1 news service is to launch a live late-night news program.

To be called The Latest, the bulletin will be anchored by Michael Usher and will cover the very latest breaking news from both Australia and around the world, as well as up-to-the-minute developments on the biggest news events of the day.

Seven Network director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson said: “The time is right to have a nightly news program post 6pm. The Latest will be exactly what the title says. Big stories of the day develop throughout the night and many stories are breaking. We’ll be live to wherever we need to be. It will be a destination for Australians to get the very latest on the happenings at home and abroad as well as digging deeper on key issues.”

The Latest will launch at 10.30pm AEDT on Wednesday 19 December, straight after the first Big Bash League clash, live on Seven and 7PLUS.

The new program will not run seven days a week, but is expected to air after most evening Big Bash League matches and selected other nights across the summer.

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