After the success that was the first LiveStream event, the team at Channel 9 responsible for such things have scheduled another – this time in my home town of Brisbane!

It was to be last week, however the floods and the coverage therein put as massive dent in that with some members of the Ch9 team pulling some massive hours to get all the different shows & special footage to air. But it has not been forgotten, and Rob McKnight will be hosting this second interactive event from the QTQ Mt Coot-tha studios from 7pm AEST on Tuesday 25 January. Featuring Brisbane News anchors Andrew Lofthouse and the lovely Melissa Downes, as well as the Adelaide anchor Michael Smyth, this informative Q & A session will not only offer som great insight and background to how the news is collected and presented, but also how the Newsreaders feel about delivering some tough stories in some very trying and emotional circumstances. There will also be a special feature on the Queensland floods and what it took to get all that hullabaloo to air.

I’ll be lucky enough to be up on the mountain in the studio during the event, so I’ll live tweet & twitpic what’s going on as well as get some behind the scenes footage (and I may even get to interview Lofty & Michael) to go up here on the site. You can start leaving your questions now on the Channel 9 Facebook page – tune in there on Tuesday night! Get involved!


Channel 9’s LiveStream event – 7pm Tue 25/1.
Go to and then to the “LiveStream” link to watch & participate.