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James Goodwin heads for Television

January 24th, 2006 at 03:02pm

Ex 2CC Newsreader and current 2UE political reporter James Goodwin is leaving radio for the realm of local television. At the end of this week, James will move out of parliament house, and into the Win Television studios located nearby in Kingston. James will, not surprisingly, be a senior reporter.
James Goodwin

I suppose James is trying to get some on-camera and on-air experience before making a move to something bigger than Win Local News. I’ve never understood the fascination with Win News, I always preferred Prime News and Ten Capital News over Win. Win have however, to their credit, become the only commercial television local news bulletin provider in the ACT (no, those 60 second ad break local news segments on the other commercial stations do not count).

Win do have this habit of treating even the most trivial story with the utmost seriousness, sometimes with a bit too much seriousness, however I’m sure it all looks good to prospective employers. Marguerite McKinnon is a prime example, having spent five years covering Legislative Assembly minister statement sessions at the back door, and the occasional other venues of MLA press conferences and meetings. Marguerite went from Win to 2UE (is James going backwards here?) and became the Federal Political Reporter where she “followed Prime Minister John Howard on his tour of Australia” (quote from her Seven News profile, which contains that stalker-like sentence, Maybe Seven should rewrite that) and is now working at Seven as a Senior Reporter.

Anyway, I will miss James’ detailed news reports from parliament house and his occasional detours into mitchell to fill-in as a news reader. Best of luck James!


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  • 1. yourblogsux  |  January 24th, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    jesus man, you gotta get out of canberra.

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 24th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    But Canberra is one of the best cities in the world…why would I want to leave?

    And more importantly, what des this have to do with the article above?

  • 3. yourblogsux  |  January 24th, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    best city or not, canberra is boring. The fact that your blog consists of whinging about local jounalistic media be it print, radio or television just solidifies that canberra sux.

  • 4. Samuel  |  January 24th, 2006 at 4:54 pm

    I suppose that depends on what you consider boring. I don’t find Canberra boring, but then again I’m not particularly interested in being out of the house at night and other apparently “interesting” activities. I would much rather go to bed around midnight and listen to talk radio for a while before going to sleep. That being said, plenty of people enjoy “interesting” activities in Canberra, including the ones I’m not interested in.

    Anyway, I was hardly whinging about local media, I was merely stating my opinion of the place where James Goodwin is going.

  • 5. Token Blackman  |  January 24th, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Jesus H Christ, James Goodwin only has a face for radio, but really he doesn’t even have a voice for radio. I knew this guy personally, (defamatory comment removed — admin)

  • 6. Samuel  |  January 24th, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    James has one of the best reporting voices on radio, and to say that he only has a face for radio is very untrue, I can see James as a news anchor one day.

  • 7. Token Blackman  |  January 24th, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    I went to primary and high school with the chap, and I can I just say that he is a right “See You Next Tuesday”. If you get my drift.

  • 8. Samuel  |  January 24th, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, but I will say this. I don’t think primary school and high school are necessarily the best way to judge someone, people change quite a bit over time. There are people I hated in year 7 who I now, after year 12, think are very nice people. To the same extent there are people who I thought were the best people on the planet in year 1 who I now think are complete twats.

    I respect your opinion Token Blackman, I just can’t say that I agree with it.

  • 9. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 24th, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    I say goodluck to the man, congradulations on the move

  • 10. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 24th, 2006 at 11:07 pm

    🙂 sam where are you not many comments!

  • 11. Samuel  |  January 24th, 2006 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve been busy with other projects. Mainly the next entry in the Samuel’s Tape Highlights category which should be ready within the coming week.

  • 12. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 24th, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    Good to hear Sam

  • 13. flakey blondie samspam  |  January 24th, 2006 at 11:39 pm

    I think James is a very handsome young man and would make a great anchor man.
    I think he has a great manly voice and would prevail in any road he choose to take.

  • 14. Token Blackman  |  January 25th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    Well I stand by my opinion that the man is a utter tosser.

  • 15. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 25th, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Well thats your opinion

  • 16. mouse  |  January 26th, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    I think James is a nice guy, goodluck to him in his new job!
    But can anyone explain the “see you next Tuesday” comment?

  • 17. Samuel  |  January 26th, 2006 at 4:01 pm

    I just did a google search for it and found some disturbing results. I’m not going to link to what I found as I would much rather have been oblivious to it.

  • 18. flakey blondie samspam  |  January 26th, 2006 at 9:23 pm

    I’m also at an lost to the “see you next Tuesday” comment.
    Would anybody care to enlighten us???

  • 19. Samuel  |  January 26th, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    Type it into Google, the first result should explain it.

  • 20. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 26th, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    Yes it is a disgraceful comment, not nice .

  • 21. Jason and Heidi  |  January 26th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    We just love James and his marvellous reports. He demostrates such enormous vocal control and pace. He is our favourite. We’ll name our first child James in honour of his fine talents.

    Even our dog sits up and listens when we hear his voice.

    What a loss … for Southern Cross.

    We want Samuel to replace him.

    If there is a God, James will be back.


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