TWO reporters and a camera operator will lose their jobs as Channel Nine reshapes its Border North East news service.
The move was tied to protecting staff from COVID-19.
Nine has now announced it will resume with a 5.30pm Border North East bulletin from Monday August 10.
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However, it will no longer have a video journalist based at Shepparton in addition to three reporters and three camera operators in Albury.
The Goulburn Valley position has been made redundant and the Albury bureau will be cut to two journalists and two camera people.
The downturn in advertising associated with the coronavirus panademic is being blamed for the losses.
Management noted the federal government's recent regional media funding had negated the need for even greater staff cuts.
The Border North East bulletin debuted in March 2017 and was initially competing against other local television news bulletins from rival stations Prime7 and WIN.
Prime7, which is Albury's oldest television station having begun life as AMV4 in 1964, has dominated the 6pm ratings on the Border this year.
Just over 84 per cent of commercial television viewers in the region are watching Prime7 news at 6pm each weeknight, compared to 11 per cent watching Nine's news and 4.9 per cent tuning in to Ten's news.