Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) Executive General Manager Tasmania, Ally Bradley, today announced that former weekend news presenter, Kim Millar, will become the Nightly News on Seven Tasmania news anchor.

Millar comes into the role following incumbent Jo Palmer’s decision to step down after 18 years behind the desk.

Millar will be a familiar face to Tasmanian audiences, having read the weekend news for nearly 10 years until 2011. With more than 25 years’ experience as a journalist, producer and presenter, Millar has played a key role in covering both local and international news events.

She has written and produced the internationally successful Big Australia TV series and is on the board of Self Help Tasmania, that provides employment for people with a disability.

SCA Director of News - Tasmania, Grant Wilson, said he was delighted to have Millar back on the team.

“Kim has a wealth of experience as a journalist, producer and news presenter, and her connection with our audience is well-established,” he said. “Our team will benefit from her vast experience, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. I’m grateful that Peter Murphy has been able to act as our stand-in presenter, allowing us to go through an in-depth process to select the best possible person for the job.”

Nightly News on Seven Tasmania has regularly been the most-watched news program in Australia per head of population.

Millar said she was excited to return to Seven Tasmania to anchor the leading news bulletin.

"I’m heading back to the place where I started my career more than 30 years ago, as a 17-year-old,” she said. “TV studios have always been a big part of my life, so I guess it really is like returning to the family fold. Nightly News on Seven Tasmania has played a significant role in keeping Tasmanians up to date with what’s happening around them. I am eager to maintain that, and alongside a skilled team, continually strive to be the state’s leading and trusted source for local, national and international news.”

Millar will start in the news anchor role on April 20.

About Southern Cross Austereo
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 98 stations across FM, AM and DAB+ radio.  SCA provides national sales representation for 34 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 92 free to air TV signals across regional Australia, reaching 4.4 million people a week, with Nine Network programming and advertising representation across Australia’s East Coast, Seven Network programming in Tasmania and Darwin, and Seven, Nine and Ten programming in Spencer Gulf. SCA operates Australia’s leading premium podcasting network - PodcastOne Australia – and provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events, video, online and mobile assets that deliver national and local entertainment and news content.