Additions to the World News Australia line-up

19 May 2008

Experienced news presenter Neena Mairata will join the World News Australia line-up at SBS in June.

Neena is an experienced presenter, having spent eight years as a journalist and presenter for Mediacorp News, Channel Five and Channel News Asia in Singapore.

She comes to SBS from Melbourne where she has been the weekday news anchor for ABC's Australia Network.

Neena will join the recently appointed Ben Fajzullin as the principal back-up presenters to Anton Enus and Janice Petersen, who will present the hour-long 6.30pm edition of World News Australia. They will also join the presenting line-up for the 9.30pm news.

Ben starts at SBS in July.

SBS Director of News and Current Affairs Paul Cutler welcomed Neena to the World News Australia team.

"With more than 15 years experience in news as an anchor and journalist, Neena will be a welcome addition to the World News Australia team.

"World News Australia continues to deliver the best of world news alongside in-depth reporting by SBS journalists from some of the news hotspots across the globe.

"The increase in original journalism that the hour-long format enables is reaping rewards for audiences and the World News Australia team with both a Walkley Award and Logie nomination for World News Australia reporter Brian Thomson.

"This commitment to quality journalism will continue with the refreshed presenting line-up for World News Australia."