Missing piece in 9 puzzle

Channel 9 Gold Coast News presenter, Eva Milic will join Andrew Lofthouse in presenting Nine’s Brisbane Weekend News bulletin next year, according to a network media release. The former Miss World Australia holds a bachelors degree in business and a masters degree in journalism. They team replaces former solo reader Melissa Downes, who will be reading the weekday bulletin with Bruce Paige. It seems strange that, in a time of recession that's hit the free-to-air TV industry particularly hard, Nine feels it necessary to replace one person with two. Could it be that at least one of them is "on hold"?