WIN-owned Channel Nine Adelaide has sacked Nine News presenters Georgina McGuinness and Michael Smyth.
Contracts for both will not be renewed.
McGuinness, who presents weekend bulletins, has been with Nine since 1987. Smyth, who presents the weekday Nine news bulletin with Kate Collins, joined in 2008.
Collins will present the weeknight bulletin solo from December 1st and a new weekend presenter will be announced shortly.
Nine’s Adelaide General Manager Graeme Gilbertson said, “These moves fall in line with a network restructure and I sincerely thank both Georgina and Michael for their outstanding contribution to Channel Nine Adelaide”.
Smyth added, “I have really enjoyed my time at Nine News, and wish my colleagues all the best for the future. They are a talented and dedicated group who deserve every success. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next chapter in my career.”
Last week WIN-owned Nine News averaged 75,390 viewers to Seven’s 133,518 viewers.
The official Press Release did not quote McGuinness.