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The Wiki TV Evening News is the flagship evening news program that is produced by Wiki TV News and airs on Wiki TV. It broadcasts for 30 minutes every Monday to Friday, covering the latest news from Engary and across the globe. It is currently presented by Liam Miller.

History

On March 13th, 1950, Wiki TV Evening News began airing, but at the time it was known as Engarian Newswatch. At the time, Engarian Newswatch didn't feature an on-screen newsreader, but rather a voiceover covering the latest national and international news.

When Engarian Radio Television was renamed to Wiki TV on September 22nd, 1955, Engarian NewsWatch was renamed to Wiki TV Evening News.

In 1980, as part of the major shake-up to Wiki TV News, the evening news program has changed its name to Wiki TV Evening News. In addition, the Wiki TV regional news has been introduced, meaning that the evening news bulletin has been moved to 19:30 pm.

5 years later, in 1985, Natasha Shaw joined the news program, thus becoming the first female newsreader in Engary.

In 1989, Wiki TV Evening News has changed its intro, featuring a completely new theme music, as well as a new studio.

In 1992, Josh Stewart joined the news program who later became the main newsreader of the program.

1 year later, in 1993, Wiki TV Evening News provided the full coverage of the murder of Darcy Reyes, the former foreign secretary. It was watched more than 5 million people, thus making it the most-watched television news programs in the country.

Following the launch of Wiki TV News 24 (now known as the Wiki TV News Channel) in 2000, The evening news program was also seen there, which currently remains like this to this date.

In March 2009, Josh Stewart announced that he is stepping down as the newsreader. His last bulletin was on June 5th. Roxanne Murphy was named as the new main newsreader on August 14th. Roxanne's first bulletin was on September 7th.

In January 2012, Wiki TV evening news broadcasted live from the Engarian national assembly following the presidential election. The news program was the first to have the final result of the election.

In that same year, on January 9th, Wiki TV evening news provided the live coverage of the inauguration of Damien Rippin. The coverage was watched by more than 3,000,000 people.

On February 27th, 2017, Roxanne stepped down as the main newsreader due to her pregnancy. Her last news bulletin was on March 3rd. 2 days later, Liam Miller became the main newsreader of the program. his first bulletin was on March 6th.

In that same year, on November 13th, Wiki TV News was affected by the major rebranding of all of Wiki TV channels and other services. As a result, the news program rebranded with a new intro and new graphics, but the studio was left unchanged.

On February 3rd, 2020, Wiki TV evening news received a new look. the news program also received a new studio, replacing the previous studio that has been in use since 2011.

Since March 5th, 2020, the news program aired short bulletins during commercial breaks regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Engary.

Presenters

Weekday

  • No presenter[1] (1950-1955)
  • Various (1955-1992)
  • Josh Stewart (1992-2009)
  • Roxanne Murphy (2013-2017)
  • Liam Miller (2017-present)

Weekend

  • Various (1955-1999)
  • Mike Lee (1999-2005, Saturday)
  • Jessica Turner (1999-2005, Sunday)
  • Alison Jones (2005-2011, Saturday)
  • Nicole Khan (2005-2011, Sunday)
  • Oscar James (2011-2017, Saturday)
  • Kyle Brown (2011-2017, Sunday)
  • Issac Palmer (2017-present, Saturday)
  • Daisy Williams (2017-present, Sunday)

Weekend editions

Weekend editions of the Wiki TV evening news began on March 18th, 1950 and it currently airs on Wiki TV under the name "Wiki TV Evening News Weekend Update". It originally aired at 19:00 pm, but when the Wiki TV regional news was introduced in 1980, It was moved to 19:30 pm.

References

  1. Wiki TV Evening News (known as Engarian Newswatch at the time) did not include a newsreader on-screen. Instead, a voiceover covered the latest national and international news.
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