The network received widespread media attention for its east coast production following the death of newsreader Charmaine Dragun.
In Sydney Dragun was said to be experiencing feelings of isolation from family and friends, back in Perth.
TEN Perth general manager Simon Martin said that Ms Dragun had known of the plans to move the bulletin back to Perth which had been in the pipeline for 12 months.
“Charmaine was well aware we were working on this, she was a part of our trials, she was very excited about the very good possibility that it was going to happen,” he said. “Our timing was always going to be about the middle of this year.”
The switch is planned for May to coincide with TEN Perth’s 20th anniversary. No word if TEN’s Adelaide News, currently produced in Melbourne, is also in line for a relocation.
Source: The West