Nine signs Andrew Lofthouse

Channel 9 Brisbane has just announced that it's signed the ABC's Andrew Lofthouse. Accrding to a media release, he will read the weekend news from the new year. “Andrew is a wonderful talent. He is an impressive broadcaster and very passionate about Queensland. We are very excited he has chosen to join Nine,” Lee Anderson, Nine Queensland Station Manager/ Director of News, says in the release. Lofthouse is quoted as saying: “I’ve been really fortunate to have had a long and rewarding career at the ABC now I’m excited about the change and about the opportunities and challenges ahead at Nine.”
The question is: Will Lofthouse - the latest in a line of ABC newsreaders to defect to the commercial networks - really be restricted to weekend reading duties, or will the next announcement from Nine concern Bruce Paige?