Ardon and Carr celebrate a ground-breaking 34 years presenting Perth's nightly news on Seven

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This month, Perth's top rating news team of Rick Ardon and Susannah Carr celebrates 34 years of bringing the nightly news to the people of Perth.

Ardon and Carr began presenting the live broadcast of the 6pm 7NEWS together in January, 1985 and are this year celebrating their 34th year together. They have well and truly broken the previous record of 32 years, set by NBC New York's Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons.

"The people of Perth are turning to those they trust to bring them real, unbiased and in-depth news, and Rick and Sue have kept Perth informed through the good times and bad," said SWM Chief Marketing Officer Kate Molinari. "Trust in today's climate is increasingly important and it's that trust and relationship with the audience that has helped keep Seven Perth number 1 for 18 years in a row."

Ardon first joined TVW (television station broadcasting in Western Australia, now known as Channel 7 Perth) on August 7, 1978 as a news journalist, but quickly moved to the position of News Presenter.

Carr began her career in media in December 1974, when she joined the ABC in Perth as an announcer, having studied Law and Arts at the University of Western Australia.

In March, 1978 she first read television news, being the first female TV newsreader for the ABC in Perth and the second only by a day for the ABC nationally.

In November, 1984 Susannah was asked to join the revamped Seven National News which was going to air at 6pm instead of the 6.30pm timeslot it had occupied for over 20 years.

2 Comments

Hmmm said:

Interesting the way Rick's toupee moved from parting on the left to parting on the right!

Really said:

Hmmm, what a moronic comment
What have you achieved?
Troll

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