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Singapore Tonight

Singapore Tonight is a long-running flagship daily national news programme on Channel NewsAsia which runs daily from 22:00 until 23:00 SST/HKT (21:00 until 22:00 WIB/BKK), providing a round-up of all the day's events around Singapore and coverage of breaking news. The highly rated programme is currently presented by John Leong and Dawn Tan.

Singapore Tonight
Starring John Leong and Dawn Tan (Weekdays)
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) English
Camera setup News
Running time 60 minutes (22:00 until 23:00 SST/HKT).
Production company(s) MediaCorp News
Distributor MediaCorp TV
Original network Channel NewsAsia
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in 1 March 1999
Original release 1 March 1999 – now

Up until early July 2008, the show was aired live only in Singapore with a replay available internationally at 00:00 until 00:30 SST/HKT (01:00 until 01:30 WIB/BKK). In addition, a few segments of the show are available on the international edition of Asian Home News at 22:30 until 23:00 SST/HKT (22:30 until 00:00 WIB/BKK) and 10:30 until 11:00 SST/HKT (11:30 until 12:00 WIB/BKK).

From 31 March 2014, the programme was expanded to 1 hour to incorporate the Singapore Business segment (previously aired as Business Singapore / Singapore Business Tonight at 22:30 (GMT+8) ) and features two main anchors, Steven Chia and Dawn Tan. John Leong replaced Steven Chia on a permanent basis from 7 November onwards.[1]

This is only one of two main English national newscasts available in Singapore; the other being News 5.


Main PresentersEdit

John Leong and Dawn Tan (Weekdays)

Relief (Weekends)Edit

  • Jill Neubronner (Main weekend presenter from 1 April 2017)
  • Angela Lim
  • Sarah Al-Khaldi
  • Gerard Lam
  • Loke Wei Sue
  • Sona Remesh
  • Timothy Go
  • Otelli Edwards
  • Glenda Chong
  • Genevieve Woo
  • Christine Chan
  • Steve Lai
  • Geraldine Tan
  • Yvvone Chan


  • Steven Chia
  • Genevieve Woo
  • Suzanne Ho
  • David Nye
  • Sushila Krishnan
  • Melvin Yong
  • Melissa Hyak
  • Timothy Ouyang
  • Yvonne Yong