Sports presenter Jim Wilson is set to join wife Chris Bath as part of a revamp of Seven’s Sydney news with Tony Squires to shift to Sunday Night.
The Daily Telegraph reports the changes will take place post-Olympics in a bid to compete with Nine News. It is believed to be the first time a married couple has anchored an Australian news bulletin.
“I’m excited about working with someone who’s equally as passionate about news. Chris is an incredible talent and gets live TV and news,” Wilson said.
“She’s down to earth, funny and cares about the viewer.”
The couple, who married in January, are both in London during the Olympics.
But Nine News is due to claim the year in weeks won on Saturday, and has already claimed the same win in Melbourne.
Meanwhile The Australian speculates that Seven News Melbourne director Steve Carey may move to a new role with former Herald Sun editor Simon Pristel a potential candidate to replace him.
More boldly, it also hints that change may impact on presenter Peter Mitchell. Update: A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, “The reference to our primetime newsreader is categorically wrong. There is no basis in fact.”