In a tough media landscape, Hope Media is excited to officially launch Sydney’s latest radio news service with top journalists Anita Savage and Sarah Wiedersehn, which started broadcasting hourly news bulletins on Hope 103.2 on Monday 4 November, 2019.
“This month a new, credible, factual and informed news service was born,” Hope Media CEO Phillip Randall. “At a time when news services are being scaled back or amalgamated, Hope News began thanks to the generosity of our incredible supporters across Sydney.”
At the helm of Hope News is highly experienced broadcast journalist Anita Savage, a former ABC radio and television news reader and national reporter, foreign correspondent, journalist for NINE Network, SKY News, 2UE and 2CH, and the first international anchor on Bloomberg Television in New York — starting their TV news service for the Asia-Pacific.
Anita presents half-hourly bulletins through Breakfast with Sam & Duncan, 6am to 9am, and then hourly until noon.
Former 7NEWS digital reporter Sarah Wiedersehn is preparing and presenting the Hope News afternoon bulletins on the hour. Sarah is also an experienced journalist who has worked in radio, TV and print including Southern Cross Ten in Canberra, Sydney’s 2GB and Australian Associated Press (AAP).
Cadet journalist Jefferson Shaw rounds out the inaugural team after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Avondale University College on the Central Coast, and undertaking an internship at Southern Cross Austereo in Gosford.
“It’s very exciting to be part of such an initiative, giving Sydney’s listeners a credible news alternative. We’re providing the latest news with a greater diversity of voices from trustworthy sources.” Hope News director Anita Savage said.
You can listen to each news bulletin at hopenews.com.au.