Seven News Sydney newsreader Ian Ross will retire at the end of this month, reading his last bulletin for Seven’s 6pm Sydney News on Friday November 27 2009.
Ian Ross has been widely credited with the success of Seven News in Sydney taking away the dominance that Nine once had. Ian Ross once worked for Nine reading the news over there and also appearing on Today. He came over to Seven in 2003 with former Nine news boss Peter Meakin, taking over the nightly news at Seven from Ross Symonds and Ann Sanders.
Ian’s departure means that Chris Bath will take over the position of Seven news anchor on weeknights and the latest Nine defector Mark Ferguson will read the news on the weekends.
Ian Ross has took Sevens’ news to the number one spot, taking over from Nine in 2005. In recent weeks, Seven’s dominance has been challenged by Nine who will hope that Peter Overton will continue to make inroads against Chris bath after Ross retires.
Chris Bath says she is pleased to be taking over the number one news position for Seven but says she will be scrutinised more than the predecessor was.
Ian Ross’s final news bulletin airs on Seven at 6pm, Friday November 27, 2009.
Source: Sunday Telegraph.