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40 years in the making — Hope Media is excited to announce the launch of Sydney’s newest news service to report on current news and events
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Thanks to your support, news director Anita Savage and her team of professional journalists are now bringing news to the Greater Sydney region.
Up until now, we’ve taken our news from other sources, but it hasn’t always been in line with Hope Media’s Mission Vision. That’s why we’ve decided to launch the Hope News Service — run by professional journalists who’ll gather the news and report it to meet the needs and expectations of Hope’s listeners. Thank you for supporting Hope as we seek to change the culture and bring the latest news to Sydney.
Meet the Team
Hope News Director
Anita Savage is a highly experienced broadcast journalist. Before joining Hope Media to start the Station’s news service, Anita was a news reader and senior journalist at ABC TV and Radio. She was the first international anchor on Bloomberg Television in New York and started Bloomberg’s TV news service for the Asia-Pacific. Anita has worked as a foreign correspondent from Washington DC, has reported for US television, been a national reporter for ABC television, anchored local news for CNN in New York and has also been a presenter and reporter for Nine Network, 2UE and 2CH, among others.
Sarah Wiedersehn is an experienced journalist who has worked in radio, TV and print. Before joining Hope Media, Sarah worked at 7NEWS as a digital journalist in the busy Sydney bureau. She began her career as a radio journalist in Wollongong and quickly progressed to TV and worked as a TV presenter for Southern Cross Ten in Canberra. Sarah later took on a role as a reporter and newsreader at Sydney’s 2GB, before moving into print journalism — working for the national wire agency Australian Associated Press. One of her many roles at AAP included National Medical Correspondent. Sarah has also worked for SBS and Australian Doctor.
Jefferson Shaw graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Avondale University College on the Central Coast, where he was the lead writer on their Yearbook. He brings great enthusiasm to the founding Hope News team and grew up listening to Hope 103.2. Jefferson has interned at Southern Cross Austereo in Gosford and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). He was drawn to journalism because of his love of storytelling in and out of a work environment, but is particularly excited about being able to tell stories Sydney need to hear.
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Sport with Mel McLaughlin
Mel and Graeme chat about the NRL – there has been a lot of discussion this week about lowering the age a player can make their first grade debut. It comes about after reports of South Sydney asking the NRL to lower the age amid news they’re about to sign teenager Joseph Suaalii. The AFL has started their ‘Festival of Footy’ – 33 matches in 20 days. Super Netball returns and, in Soccer, Manchester United are back in the European Champions League.
Listen: Weekly sports wrap with Nights host Graeme Burrill, 22 July 2020