Tony Agars, Director of Nine News Adelaide, said: “It is an absolute honour to welcome Rob Kelvin back to the desk to present the local and important 5pm bulletin. It’s a further expansion of our ability to cover Adelaide’s news in the best and most comprehensive way.
“Rob is a man of great integrity and he has covered some of the biggest stories in our state’s history throughout his 36-years with Nine News.
“I’ve always admired his attitude and commitment to work, and by the fact he has always strived for the highest quality of journalism. He’s an important member of the Channel Nine family, and it’s great to have him back in the studio.
“Nine News viewers will no doubt welcome his return.”
Since retiring at the end of 2010, Kelvin has remained an important member of the Nine News team, contributing to special interest stories – enjoying his time out in the field reporting.
“To return to the newsroom and present the 5pm bulletin is a great privilege,” he said.
“It’s an exciting time at Nine and I feel honoured to be offered the chance to return.
“I’ve watched Brenton Ragless and Kate Collins create a dynamic partnership at 6pm, and with the local 5pm bulletin Nine News really has Adelaide news covered.”
Kelvin joined Adelaide’s Channel Nine in 1979, first as sports editor and presenter. In 1983 he teamed up with Caroline Ainslie for his first stint as news anchor. He then forged a 20-year partnership with Kevin Crease, who joined Kelvin in 1987. They went on to become a top-rating news duo, and it was an innings that lasted until Crease died in 2007.