Prime newsreader Doug Hogan last night presented the final edition of Prime News to be produced from the Wagga Wagga studios, ending 46 years of television production what was previously home to local station RVN2. Since the late 1980s, RVN has been part of the Prime television network.
From Monday, Hogan will present the Wagga Wagga edition of Prime News from more modern facilities in Canberra as part of the centralisation of news bulletin production for various regional NSW markets.
Production of the Prime News bulletin for Orange and the Central Tablelands moved to the Canberra studios last week.
Prime’s head of news, John Rudd, told ABC that the changes to Prime’s regional news production have not been to save money and the network has said that no jobs have been lost in the centralisation process. This is despite earlier reports that suggested otherwise.