It's not a 'faff'.
The bulletins are produced and directed from London.
London have editorial control.
Breakfast are still on air as London rehearse, so who would scroll?
There is an operator in London and permanent fibres to and from Salford. It's a no brainer really, and actually, having the newsreader on open talkback from Studio B is just like having them on the CSO set, from a directors point of view you forget they are 200 miles away in Salford!
Remember Salford crew Breakfast on minimal staffing at weekends, so they set up the newsroom camera as part of their pre programme checks.
The camera and lighting is controlled from SQ2, the Breakfast gallery, and they route the Autocue feed, so it's already for the newsreader when they arrive.
London usually does a line up check during the module at 730/745 ish.
I see. It all just seems a bit bizarre really but with a Salford-based Breakfast, it now sounds like the most logical option. Thanks for explaining.