White hosted the show until November According to a spokesman for Minister for Ageing Santo Santoro , the resident told them the chains had been brought by the crew, and the process of chaining her up had been instigated by the program. The story featured footage of her chained in her room. Frost appeared and revealed herself to be a longstanding member of Facebeef and the pair taunted Today Tonight for not conducting thorough research. Rosanna Mangiarelli began as presenter on 20 August after several years as substitute presenter. The stunt received nationwide news coverage. When the program first started, it rated , behind its competitor, A Current Affair, although ratings steadily increased.
However, no announcement was made as to any actions taken against off-camera staff over this incident, which Meakin described as "one of the more embarrassing" incidents he had had to deal with. On 9 December , Michelle Reiken went on maternity leave over the summer non-ratings period. The current fill-in for the South Australia edition is Paul Makin. In , Mooney resigned  and was replaced by Kos, who has continued ever since. Doyle returned at the end of to host the summer edition. This was intended to last only 12 weeks, but the Victorian version rated higher in Sydney than the local version. White hosted the show until November Frost appeared and revealed herself to be a longstanding member of Facebeef and the pair taunted Today Tonight for not conducting thorough research. This resulted in anger among the Australian Vietnamese community because of the association of ethnicity to criminality, and with the program's usage of the flag of Vietnam rather than the flag of South Vietnam which many Vietnamese Australians identify with. The following year, journalists, editors and producers from all three media outlets were taken to the Sydney Magistrates' Court for breaching the Children and Young Persons Act for naming the child in question. Today Tonight sent producer Chris Adams and reporter David 'Sluggo' Richardson , along with a camera crew, to pursue Skase, who was claiming his health prevented him from being tried. The reporter, Nicolas Boot, said she was "refusing to budge, chaining herself to her room". The show has also been found multiple times to be in breach of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's policies with regard to invasions of privacy and not presenting factual material accurately. She presented her last show on 17 August Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Nine refuted Seven's claims and threatened legal action. Although the Seven Network announced a local edition would return when Reiken returned from maternity leave, this never happened. When Doyle went on maternity leave in , she was replaced by Robson. Nine said the claims were "desperate nonsense" and "wilfully false". The stunt received nationwide news coverage. The story featured footage of her chained in her room. Over summer, it was usual for Today Tonight to present a single edition broadcast across the entire east coast of Australia that is, combining Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. At this time, the Victorian edition hosted by Robson began to be broadcast into Sydney. In response to the airing of that story, officials with the Department of Health and Ageing visited the nursing home. Approximately four hours after the story aired, a video  was posted on YouTube by 'Facebeef' member "Nebz Adlay", revealing Facebeef had constructed the entire story in order to trick Today Tonight.
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