The Egyptian government has lifted a long-standing ban on female news presenters wearing Islamic headscarves.
Midday news on state television was read on Sunday by a female presenter wearing a cream-coloured scarf, covering her hair.
Under the regime of ex-President Hosni Mubarak there was an unofficial ban on women presenters covering their hair.
But the new government has introduced new rules, saying that nearly 70% of Egyptian women wear the headscarf.
After reading the bulletin on Sunday, Fatima Nabil told the BBC: "At last the revolution has reached state television."
She is expected to be followed by other news and weather presenters similarly dressed.
Information Minister Salah Abdel-Makshoud has pointed out that many women appearing on other Arab and international TV channels cover their hair.