Tsun on the rise with Channel Seven debut
Popular weather presenter Angela Tsun can now add newsreading to her CV
Angela Tsun has admitted she's battling first-day nerves as she prepares for her Channel Seven debut.
The weather presenter left rival station Nine in November to take up the new role, which also has her reading Seven's 4.30pm news bulletin.
"The opportunity to read the 4.30 local news was one of the main reasons to make the change from Nine to Seven," Tsun said.
"There just wasn't that opportunity at Nine.
"Plus, of course, the Channel Seven news is the number one rating news in Australia."
Seven's 6pm bulletin is routinely the number one rated program in Perth each night, while Nine's news is usually the tenth most-watched program (after both Ten's 5pm news and ABC's 7pm news).
Tsun replaces Natalia Cooper, who left Perth to pursue reporting in Sydney and made her first national news appearance last week with a report on the NSW bushfires.
It's the second time Tsun has followed Cooper; she originally filled Cooper's shoes at Nine.
Like Cooper, Tsun said the opportunity to move into reporting is on her horizon.
"Of course I love the weather, it's something I've been doing now for 11 years," Tsun said.
"At the moment I'm lucky enough to be doing both, but moving forward over the next decade and forwarding my career, I'd definitely like to be more involved with news. I enjoy filing stories and reporting.
"Even though I haven't been doing it for that long I feel really comfortable with it."
Tsun's first appearance on Seven will be paired with a report into Perth's changing weather.
Filmed last week in order to be ready for her first night, Tsun said "the story is about Perth's summers changing; they're getting hotter and also wetter than usual. This year we're on track to be the hottest summer on record, with an average of 32 degrees."
Sydney's Sally Ayhan, who comes from Foxtel's The Weather Channel, will soon replace Tsun at Nine.