The news at 8
Bringing you a quick update on the days news at 8pm every weekday.
Join the BBC Channel Islands team for a nightly update on the days news, every weekday at 8pm on BBC One.
The bulletin joins other current affairs shows such as Panorama and The One Show, which have recently been installed in prime time.
The bulletins lasts 90 seconds and feature national and local news and weather.
The Channel Islands bulletin will be broadcast from the BBC studios in Parade Road, St Helier, Jersey and will be presented by Roisin Gauson.
Having worked in the local media for eleven years, Roisin made the move to BBC Radio Guernsey in 2000 before returning to her roots in television a couple of years later as senior correspondent in Guernsey for BBC Spotlight Channel Islands.
Born and brought up in Guernsey she is now able to bring the news to islands.
amiliar to many islanders, she is the face of the late news on BBC Spotlight and is also the main presenter of the new 8pm bulletin – a challenge she is really looking forward to.
Roisin said of the 8 bulletin that “It’s a real opportunity for us to hit a totally different audience. The style and look of the eight is so different to our main evening bulletin that it’s really exciting.
“It’s fresh, pacy, tightly written and has a real identity all of it’s own. To have the honour of being the first presenter to bring this service to the Channel Islands is a real privilege. I can’t wait!”
A keen sportswoman, Roisin has represented Guernsey in two Island Games, but since 1997 has taken on a reporting role for the multisport event which takes place every two years. Most recently fronting Spotlight’s coverage of the 2007 games from a beachside café in Rhodes!
She has presented the local election coverage for Radio and Television in both Jersey and Guernsey, as well as covering the far-reaching constitutional changes to the last feudal system in the western world – Sark’s Chief Pleas.
Outside of work, Roisin is a keen horse rider, regularly competing both locally and overseas in a number of disciplines.
She is also a self-confessed foodie, loves to cook, and likes nothing better than enjoying good food and wine in good company.
So tune in every weekday from 8pm for a 30 second roundup of news for the Channel Islands.
last updated: 21/04/2008 at 12:43
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