Kay McGrath and Rod Young will move to Friday and Saturday evenings.
Ghidella, who joined Seven in 2007, will also front the locally-produced Today Tonight edition.
Rob Raschke, Director of News for the Seven Network said “Bill and Sharyn are both outstanding journalists who know news and the issues that matter to Queenslanders. They’ve spent years earning their dues as hard working reporters, and it’s exciting to see them together on 7 News.
“Seven is devoting more time, resources and effort to covering news and current affairs in Queensland,” he added. “We’ll work harder than ever to inform people about what’s happening in this great State.”
McDonald said, “It’s a dream come true to be joining Queensland’s number one News team and returning to where my career began.”
Ghidella added, “While others are cutting back on local content, Seven has taken the lead and is committing increased resources to reporting on important state topics. As someone who is very passionate about news and public affairs, it’s a huge privilege to be a part of it.”
State Producer of Today Tonight, Rodney Lohse said, “We have a hard working team that has broken significant local, national and international stories and we will double our efforts this year for this exciting new venture.”
The new local versions of Today Tonight are due to begin after Seven’s broadcast of the tennis ends.