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Rod Young is an Australian journalist.

Young currently presents Seven Gold Coast News on weekdays.

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Young formerly presented Seven News Brisbane with Kay McGrath on weekends between 2013 and 2016, and on weeknights between 2002 and 2012, during which, after years of steady progress, the bulletin overtook the rival Nine News Queensland as the top-rating news service in Brisbane. [1] [2] [3]

Kay McGrath is an Australian journalist.

<i>Nine News Queensland</i> television series

Nine News Queensland is the flagship state-based news bulletin of the Nine Network in Brisbane. It is screened across south-east Queensland on weeknights, while on weekends it is screened state-wide as well as in the Northern Territory. Like all Nine News bulletins, the Queensland bulletin runs for one hour, from 6PM every day. It comprises local, national and international news, as well as sport, weather and finance.

Career

Before moving to the Seven Network, Young was the face of news in Brisbane on the ABC [4] where he began working in the late 1970s. Young has had a distinguished career after starting in radio at station 2GO at Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast. Young was appointed the weeknight newsreader on the ABC in 1985.

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In October 2002 he moved to Seven News to present beside Kay McGrath, after long serving news presenter Frank Warrick retired.

<i>Seven News</i>

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In June 2016, after presenting with Kay McGrath for 14 years on weekdays for ten years and weekends for four, Rod Young announced he would be stepping down from the Brisbane bulletin to present Seven News' new local Gold Coast bulletin from Surfers Paradise. He presents the bulletin on weeknights.

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References

  1. Hunter, Clare (3 October 2011). "Seven dominates Nine in TV ratings". Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. "SEVEN WINS THE 2009 RATINGS YEAR IN SEQ". Yahoo!7. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. "50 Years of Brisbane TV-Part 1 Good night and Goodbye: Farewells from the newsdesk..." Kuttsywood. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
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Media offices
Preceded by
unknown
ABC News Queensland
Weeknight Presenter

unknown-2002
Succeeded by
Andrew Lofthouse
Preceded by
Frank Warrick
Seven News Brisbane
Presenter with Kay McGrath

2002-2012
Succeeded by
Sharyn Ghidella & Bill McDonald
Preceded by
Sharyn Ghidella
Seven News Brisbane
Saturday & Sunday
Presenter with Kay McGrath

January 2013-June 2016
Succeeded by
Kay McGrath
Preceded by
Bulletin launched
Seven News Gold Coast
Weeknight presenter

July 2016-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
with Amanda Abate from 2018