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Warren Tredrea missing from Channel Nine news desk amid vaccination mandate

Channel Nine sports presenter and former AFL star Warren Tredrea was absent from the program's evening bulletin on the same day the company enforced Covid-19 vaccination mandates.

The Adelaide weekday presenter is usually involved in the 5pm to 6pm evening bulletins but on Wednesday the former Port Adelaide star was nowhere to be seen.

Tredrea has previously spoken out about his 'pro choice' stance on vaccinations and in September he revealed he hadn't been jabbed against the virus. 

'I'm fully vaccinated… but I'm not Covid vaccinated,' he told FIVEaa's Rowey's Sports Show.

'Everyone is entitled to what they want to do because it's your body.'

Channel Nine sports presenter and former footballer Warren Tredrea was absent from the program's evening bulletin on the same day the company enforced Covid-19 vaccination mandates

All Nine staff around the country had to be vaccinated by Wednesday as part of the company's Covid-19 policy. 

Tredrea had earlier said AFL players should have the right to choose if they wanted to be vaccinated or not.

'It's everyone's individual situation and choice. So if a player doesn't want to do it, that's fine, that's their decision. You shouldn't be able to lose your employment,' he said.

Fellow Nine News and FIVEaa sports reporter Tom Rehn said he was hoping to see Tredrea back on the news desk.

'It was a strange day that's for sure,' he told FIVEaa hosts David and Will on Thursday after they said they hoped Mr Tredrea would 'come to his senses and get jabbed'.

'Warren's someone I consider a very close friend and a great person to work with. I hope he is going to be there,' Mr Rehn continued.

'As far as I'm aware he's on some leave at the moment, he was due to go off pretty soon anyway. I'm hoping we see him back, he's an a-grade person, fantastic guy to work with and a great team player.'

Tredrea has previously spoken out about his 'pro choice' stance on vaccinations and in September he revealed he hadn't been jabbed against the virus

A Nine spokesperson was unable to comment on Tredrea's absence.

'The health and safety of our people and the continuity of operations is at the heart of our policy around vaccinations for COVID-19,' they said.

'As such we are working to implement processes in our workplaces to ensure we have positive confirmation of vaccination status for everyone who comes onto our sites around the country from December 1 to ensure we are operating within the relevant health regulations.' 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Tredrea for comment. 

The 42-year-old has been Nine's sports presenter since 2013 and also appears on FIVEaa during the AFL season. 

Tredrea was missing from Wednesday night's evening bulleting, having been Nine's sports presenter since 2013