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Local News, Anna Napoli, Pete and Biggzy

By ThatUniStudent - 7 July 2011 27

When watching some shows on the new channels I’ve come across Anna Napoli reading the news. What a mixed bag she is presenting. A few weeks ago she referred to Woden as wooden, yeah, as in wooden furniture. Then she sprouts off place names like they were local suburbs when I’ve never heard of them. Occasionally I hear about ‘local’ news from Orange, Wollongong, Newcastle and other places I can’t even find on a map. It is also obvious that she’s reading a tele prompter as her eyes flicker left and right. Finally, the same recording pops up about three times a night, so when there is breaking stories like the NZ earthquakes and Japanese Tsunami she just sits there chatting about the opening of a new RSL club in Dubbo or other mundane stuff.

It kind of defeats the purpose if the local news isn’t local, and the reader can’t even pretend it is by getting the pronunciation of the suburbs right.

Why is it that local media have to hype things up? Why call it local news if really it is regional news? And why do local radio stations have to make out like every day is excitement plus? I was listening to Pete and Biggzy this morning and Pete was saying that something would be the biggest announcement we’d ever hear on the radio station. Bigger than what? Bigger than 9/11? Bigger than the Japan Tsunami? Bigger than Princess Di dieing? Bigger than some bus breaking down on Northbourne avenue holding up traffic?

Face it people. We are at the ass end of the universe. We know we’re not big potatoes compared to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or even Adelaide and Perth. You don’t have to hype up the media. We can cope with being called a regional centre. Just try pronounce the local names right and stop giving us news from Dubbo or Bogan Gate and calling it local.

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MissTake 11:42 pm 18 Jul 11

So it’s not just me? I cannot watch the local news updates without cringing when that Anna Napoli woman comes on. I’m sorry but she’s just all wrong for the job. Her physical appearance, her clothes and her poor ability to read news. I’m not sure if it’s the creepy, hypnotic, darting eyes or the monotone, nasally reading of the headlines that turns me off. Good on her for trying, but the poor girl is just plain awful. And she isn’t the first. Who gives these people the job of reading the news updates? And who on earth decides what they should wear?!! One word to sum it all up….BLAND!!

dtc 2:00 pm 08 Jul 11

My understanding is that most of the different regional news bulletins are done by one person ie she (usually) sits in a studio and does the Wollongong local bulletin, then the Canberra one then the SW tablelands (or whatever). They also do multiple weather reports for all the regions. So basically its a full time job sitting there reading news from the teleprompter all day. Probably little ability to read through things and pick up difficult names and check them out.

Of course the person writing the news could use phonetics to assist.

GBT 1:56 pm 08 Jul 11

Classified said :

Jim Jones said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Here’s a scary thought for those judging me for liking these HOT newsreaders — I actually MET Christine Kinninmoth and she has actually read my works in detail, and she admired them (and she said and I quote “I couldn’t keep my nose out….”), so there!!

Do you dance around your apartment wearing her skin?

Where do you get this s***?

Somebody grew up with Silence of the Lambs as a bedtime story?

Classified 1:38 pm 08 Jul 11

Jim Jones said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Here’s a scary thought for those judging me for liking these HOT newsreaders — I actually MET Christine Kinninmoth and she has actually read my works in detail, and she admired them (and she said and I quote “I couldn’t keep my nose out….”), so there!!

Do you dance around your apartment wearing her skin?

Where do you get this s***?

Jim Jones 1:17 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Jim Jones #21: Huh???

Just goes to show that — contrary to what a lot of people on RiotACT seem to believe — Moths is not afraid of me.

It puts the lotion on its skin.

Mr Gillespie 1:06 pm 08 Jul 11

Jim Jones #21: Huh???

Just goes to show that — contrary to what a lot of people on RiotACT seem to believe — Moths is not afraid of me.

Jim Jones 12:12 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Here’s a scary thought for those judging me for liking these HOT newsreaders — I actually MET Christine Kinninmoth and she has actually read my works in detail, and she admired them (and she said and I quote “I couldn’t keep my nose out….”), so there!!

Do you dance around your apartment wearing her skin?

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