The program commenced broadcasting on 3 November 2008 on ABC2, with hosts Virginia Trioli, Barrie Cassidy and Joe O'Brien (who replaced Cassidy on Fridays and during Cassidy's holidays). They are joined by sport presenter Paul Kennedy and weather presenter Vanessa O'Hanlon. Tim Ayliffe is the program's executive producer.ABC News Breakfast covers the latest news, analysis, debate, finance, sport and weather. It draws upon the resources of ABC newsrooms and radio programs across Australia and the world.During winter, the program is broadcast live on digital free-to-air channel ABC1 in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. It is broadcast on a 30 minute delay in South Australia and the Northern Territory and on a two hour delay in Western Australia.During summer, when only some Australian states adopt daylight saving time, the program is broadcast live on free-to-air channel ABC1 only in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. It is broadcast on a 30 minuted delay in South Australia, a 60 minute delay in Queensland, a 90 minute delay in the Northern Territory and on a three hour delay in Western Australia.