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 the state election, and presenting the news from across the region in the lead up to Anzac Day.

Connect with Tim on Twitter- @timhatfield87




Maddison Stafford is our reporter covering Port Lincoln; she joined the team in August 2015. 

Maddison completed her Bachelor of Journalism at La Trobe University in Melbourne. 

During her degree Maddison completed a semester of student exchange in New York where she majored in broadcast journalism and was a reporter for the local television station, she covered stories ranging from jail overcrowding to childhood cancer fundraising. 

While there, she realised her passion for broadcast. Having completed placements at Win Television, and at the Southern Cross TV centre in Canberra, she jumped at the chance to make the move from Melbourne to take the position in Port Lincoln.

This is Maddison’s first job in television, and she says she’s looking forward getting out and connecting with the community and learning about her new home.

Connect with Maddison on Twitter- @MaddyStafford



John Hunt returned to the Steel City in March 2014 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


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