Three new faces of Nine's regional news revealed

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated November 8 2016 - 7:45am, first published 7:30am
New faces: Nine unveiled its three new regional news presenters Samantha Heathwood, Jo Hall, and Vanessa O'Hanlon at its 2017 launch on Tuesday. Picture: Steven Siewert

Regional news took centre stage at Nine's star-studded 2017 program launch, with the network revealing details of bulletins which will beam out to Canberra, Wollongong, Orange, Wagga Wagga and regional Victoria.


Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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