Channel 7 has announced a reshuffle of their Brisbane news team.
Weekend newsreader Katrina Blowers, 47, will now take on the role of anchor for the stations 4pm weekday bulletin from next week.
The veteran Seven journalist and Queenslander will host the news Monday to Wednesday.
Seven reporter Samantha Heathwood will now step into the weekend 6pm news anchor role vacated by Blowers.
Heathwood, meanwhile, will also be presenting the 4pm bulletin Thursday to Friday.
Weekend newsreader Katrina Blowers, 47, (pictured at left) will now take on the role of anchor for Seven Brisbane’s 4pm weekday bulletin from Monday, January 29
A well-known face to Brisbane viewers, Heathwood came to Seven in 2021 after a six-year stint with Nine Queensland.
Blowers, meanwhile, has been hosting Seven Brisbane’s weekend bulletin for four years.
Seven announced on Thursday that the new news team will take up their roles on Monday, January 29.
The changes come after popular Seven Brisbane news anchor Kendall Gilding left the network after 12 years last month.
The newsreader, 32, exited her role ‘after failing to come to terms on a new contract’ according to TV Blackbox.
Seven reporter, Samantha Heathwood will now step into the weekend 6pm news anchor role vacated by Blowers. Heathwood, meanwhile, will also be presenting the 4pm bulletin Thursday to Friday. (pictured)
Gilding is well-known to Queensland viewers, hosting the 4pm News bulletin each weekday.
She began her journalism career in 2011 as a presenter on Brisbane radio station 96five Family Radio.
Later that year she began working for Seven and remained with the network until her departure in December.
Last year, Gilding revealed that the birth of her second child was an eventful one.
In October 2022 the TV star delivered her son, a baby boy named Moses Morgan, in the shower at Mater Mother’s Hospital in South Brisbane, with her husband Tim Morgan catching the tot as he exited the birth canal.
‘I only had a three hour active labour which is awesome and he was born in the shower and Tim was able to catch him,’ she told The Courier Mail.
The changes come after popular Seven Brisbane news anchor Kendall Gilding l(pictured) left the network after 12 years last month.