Graeme Goodings

Graeme Goodings, a veteran Australian television journalist.


Goodings’s break in media came in 1963 when, after working as a panel operator at Melbourne radio station 3AW, he went on air Christmas Morning to fill-in for the sick presenter. He later worked for 7LA in Launceston and 5DN in Adelaide before leaving the media to operate a health food business in Tasmania.

However, he returned to Television as a reporter for TNT-9 (now Southern Cross Television) in northern Tasmania. His work on The Saturday Night Show earned him a Logie Award.

In 1981, Goodings joined SAS-10 Adelaide, now SAS-7 as a sports reporter and presenter for Eyewitness News. In 1983 he became news presenter and remained in that role for over 20 years, even after SAS swapped its affiliation from the Ten Network to the Seven Network.

Goodings was joined at the news desk by Jane Doyle in 1989 and by 2000 Seven News would become the number-one rating bulletin in Adelaide, overtaking the rival Nine News. After sick leave in 2004, Goodings swapped with John Riddell to present Seven News on weekends. The weekend bulletin previously presented by John Riddell was consistently beaten for many years by National Nine News Adelaide, then hosted by Georgina McGuiness. However, since Goodings took over weekends the ratings steadily climbed to be the number one weekend news bulletin in Adelaide.

He also is occasionally heard on local radio station FIVEaa.

After leaving commercial television Goodings has still been active in the media. He hosts a web video show called “Snapshot with Graeme Goodings” about local people and places in South Australia. He currently operates a video production company (The Video Professionals) with Cinematographer, David Hales making videos for SMEs and community.

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