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Your Local News

Southern Cross News is regional South Australia’s only local TV news, covering the local stories from across the Spencer Gulf and Broken Hill.

Our dedicated team of video journalists are part of their local communities, based in Port Pirie, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Broken Hill.

Every weeknight at 6:30 we deliver a comprehensive bulletin, delving into the issues that affect you, your region and your community.

Each week we touch base with police officers across the region for POLICE TALK- a look crime and justice in our communities. FUEL WATCH checks on the ups and downs of petrol prices in our main centres. 

As the weekend approaches, our experts bring you our weekly FISH ‘N’ TIPS segment- a check of what’s biting in our local waters. And each Friday our tipsters preview the weekend’s Footy or Cricket action.

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Your Local News Team


Tim Hatfield is the Anchor and Chief-Of-Staff for Southern Cross News- regional South Australia’s only local TV news.

Tim joined Southern Cross in 2012 as a journalist and presenter in our national TV News centre. He fronted our news services in Darwin, Central Australia, North Queensland, Canberra and New South Wales and often substituted as presenter of Southern Cross News SA before taking over the role full time in January 2014.

Tim’s TV career began in 2000 as a presenter with the ABC in Adelaide, appearing on a number of children’s and educational programs, including ‘Behind The News’ and ‘Couch Potato’

While studying at the University of South Australia, Tim joined Fresh FM in Adelaide and a news presenter before eventually being promoted to News Director. He also spent time as a program presenter, a talk-back announcer and even tried his hand- somewhat unsuccessfully- at the DJ Decks.

Tim says he loves the role news media plays in local communities, adding he’s thrilled to be able to bring viewers the only TV news bulletin made just for regional South Australia. A few of his personal highlights so far include covering state and federal elections, and presenting the news from across the region.

Connect with Tim on Twitter- @timhatfield87



John Hunt returned home to the Steel City in March 2015 to become our Whyalla Journalist.

John is a graduate of the University of South Australia having gained a double degree in Journalism and International Relations.

John has worked at country newspapers with stints at the Whyalla News and Port Augusta’s Transcontinental under his belt. He has also written for online publications, On The Record, The Roar and Commentary Box Sports. John also has experience in radio, with his dulcet tones gracing Radio Adelaide’s breakfast program as a newsreader in 2013.

This is John’s first experience in television and he is enjoying the transition and the experience of broadcast media.

John is an avid sports lover and when not working, you can expect him to be at footy ground/soccer park/racetrack or at home watching sport. John also likes hiking and camping especially in the beautiful Flinders Ranges.

Connect with John on Twitter- @JohnHunt1992



Lauren Rose joined the Southern Cross News team as our Port Augusta reporter in January 2016.

Lauren has a Double Degree in Journalism and International Studies from the University of South Australia. As part of her studies she participated in an exchange program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. It was here that she was drawn to the fast-paced nature of television news.

After graduating, Lauren worked as a Video Producer at The Advertiser, where she created video content for all of News Corp’s online mastheads before being offered the opportunity to pursue TV news with Southern Cross.

Lauren has fallen in love with the Mid North’s landscape, and is looking forward to covering the big issues affecting the region. 

Always keeping busy, when she’s not working you can find Lauren at a yoga class and occasionally even moonlighting as a DJ.

Connect with Lauren on Twitter - @laurenrosevj



Keziah Sullivan is our reporter covering Port Pirie and surrounds.

A local originally from the Mid North, Keziah completed her Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast. During her degree Keziah interned with Seven, Nine and the ABC in Queensland.

Keziah is no stranger to Southern Cross as she has also completed an intense weekend boot camp at our radio station on the Gold Coast.

While completing her Journalism degree Keziah also did cross institutional study at UniSA. While here, she volunteer at ROXFM co-hosting an afternoon radio program.

A keen sports fan, Keziah loves to both play Netball and Basketball, and report on it.

A true home coming- Keziah says she’s looking forward to being back in the Mid North for her first full-time TV position, and reporting and the stories affecting the region.

Connect with Keziah on Twitter- @keziahJsullivan



Patrick Reincke is our reporter in Broken Hill, covering the Silver City since May 2016.

Patrick completed his Diploma of Journalism though Jschool in Brisbane in 2014.

While studying, Patrick worked as Football Correspondent for a local Barossa Valley newspaper where he found his love for sports reporting.

After graduating, Patrick became the Sports Writer at Barrier Daily Truth Newspaper in Broken Hill.

A year later, he joined the Southern Cross team and is excited to have made the jump from print media to television.

Patrick loves his sport, particularly tennis, soccer and footy, if he’s not at a local sporting ground on the weekend, he’s likely singing his heart out at karaoke.

Connect with Patrick on Twitter- @PatrickReincke



Callum MacPherson is our reporter covering Port Lincoln; he joined the team in July 2016.

Hailing from Adelaide, Callum graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Journalism.

During his degree, Callum spent four years working as a news reader and investigative journalist for Adelaide radio station, Fresh 92.7.

Callum also completed stints at Channel Nine Adelaide, Ball Public Relations and In Daily, before becoming Senior Writer for SA Real Estate News, and beginning his own freelance writing business.

This is Callum’s debut role in television, which his mum has always told him he had the face for.

Outside of work Callum is a gym rat, but he never does cardio unless he’s chasing a story… he’s also an experienced cocktail bartender with a knack for whiskey sours and a deep enthusiasm for electronic music.

Connect with Callum on Twitter - @CalMacPherson93