Sunrise in the west for Tinney

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Matt Tinney (middle) with the Sunrise presenters. Picture: Supplied

P *erth * is about to get its own dedicated correspondent on ratings-winning Seven breakfast show Sunrise.

But before former Nine News Perth anchor *Matt Tinney *takes the reins early next year, he has had a crash course in Sydney to learn the ropes.

During his two-week trip, Tinney bonded with co-hosts *David Koch *and *Samantha Armytage *, and got to know presenters *Mark Beretta *and *Natalie Barr *, who hails from *Bunbury *.

"I wanted to make sure I knew everyone - I am going to be talking to these people every single day," Tinney explained to _AAA Weekend _ with a laugh.

In-between learning the show's systems, the 30-year-old accompanied Koch to a story, read Armytage's new book and spoke with Barr about all things *WA *.

He also attended Sunrise's Christmas party yesterday, which his Perth-based cameraman *Luke Williams * also flew out for.

Tinney has lived in Perth for almost seven years, having relocated from Melbourne in early 2008.

He will be Sunrise's first dedicated Perth reporter and will be on air from January 2.