Channel Ten has confirmed that Wake Up will air it’s news from Melbourne.
Nuala Hafner will deliver Wake Up’s weekday news bulletins from a specially converted Melbourne Visitor Centre in Melbourne’s cultural home and its most famous meeting place.
With Nuala delivering local bulletins live into each of the capital city markets, Wake Up hosts, Natarsha Belling, James Mathison and Natasha Exelby, will broadcast every weekday morning from Surf City in Manly, New South Wales.
Network Ten’s Director of Morning Television, Adam Boland, said: “We are absolutely committed to local news at breakfast. Our Federation Square studio makes that possible. Beyond that, it’s also a super cool way to showcase Melbourne to the nation every morning.”
Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, said: “Melbourne is the events capital of Australia. We have a long history of hosting major cultural and sporting events, and this is one of the reasons why Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for the third time running. TEN’s new show and studio at Federation Square, which is in the heart of this great city, will showcase Melbourne and Victoria to the rest of the country.”
The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, said: “TEN’s use of the Melbourne Visitor Centre every weekday morning for their Breakfast program is a great opportunity to showcase Melbourne to a national audience. The City of Melbourne welcomes Wake Up to Melbourne.”
Chief Executive Officer of Fed Square Pty Ltd, Kate Brennan, said: “We are delighted that Network Ten has chosen to broadcast Wake Up from the Melbourne Visitor Centre joining the wonderful range of other activities at Federation Square – the heart and cultural hub of Melbourne.”
Executive General Manager of Network Ten Melbourne, Russel Howcroft, said: “Network Ten is absolutely thrilled that our new breakfast show Wake Up will have the opportunity to hold a strong presence in such an iconic location such as Federation Square
Wake up has been confirmed to begin before the end of the year.