Extra: Yes, it's Heather

Channel 9 Brisbane has confirmed that recently retired newsreader and proud mum Heather Foord will host Extra next year. Nine Queensland station manager Lee Anderson says in a media release:

"I'm pleased we've been able to juggle our busy daily local production schedule so Heather can remain on air and still be there for her girls. It's a good outcome, and I'm sure our viewers will be happy to see her back – just half an hour earlier than usual!"

Foord replaces Jillian Whiting, who was either "boned" or decided to "spend more time with her family"*, depending on which particular coded language you prefer. Extra will celebrate it 18th birthday in 2009 - that's 17 more than most pundits thought it would last!
* It seems Heather Foord is the rare person in TV land who gets to stay on air and spend more time with her family.