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Kerry O'Brien leaving The 7.30 Report


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OFFLINE   TENFAN #1

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:25 PM

Sad to see Kerry go..

Edited by TENFAN, 24 September 2010 - 02:26 PM.


OFFLINE   robertfrankin #2

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:27 PM

I wonder who will replace him? And what will his new role be?

OFFLINE   TENFAN #3

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:36 PM

I think he's doing a Ray Martin and just appearing on a variety of shows throughout the ABC. Less day-to-day and more special reporting.

Leigh Sales? Outside choices?

OFFLINE   newtaste #4

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

To me, the obvious replacement is Tony Jones. Maybe O'Brien could be persuaded to do Q&A, as it would only be a couple of days per week job.

OFFLINE   robertfrankin #5

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:25 PM

PM has an interview with O'Brien tonight.

Twitter has gone mad. Some candidates people are suggesting:
-Tony Jones
-Leigh Sales
-Maxine McKew (could be a bit awkward)
-Mark Latham (even more awkward)

OFFLINE   TENFAN #6

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

Forgot about Tony Jones. Perfect and natural successor.

OFFLINE   NewsKing #7

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:08 PM

Had a feeling this was coming. Did he announce it on abc news 24 or just from behind the scenes?

Surprised he didn't do it last night.

OFFLINE   regionaltv #8

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

I'd be glad to see Tony Jones take over, but at the same time I don't want him to leave Q&A... he really shines on that show. Best of luck to Kerry anyway! :)

OFFLINE   TJ. #9

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:19 PM

Kerry O'Brien will step down as editor and presenter of the ABC's nightly current affairs program, The 7.30 Report, after fifteen years at the helm.


http://www.mediaspy....ve-7-30-report/

OFFLINE   BJT #10

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

Tony Jones all the way!

OFFLINE   newtaste #11

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:42 PM

What if O'Brien was replaced by a mostly state-based program that included a national component. Would mean state affairs and national affairs Monday to Friday rather than the current 7:30 Report / Stateline.

OFFLINE   Reuder7 #12

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

PM has an interview with O'Brien tonight.

Twitter has gone mad. Some candidates people are suggesting:
-Tony Jones
-Leigh Sales
-Maxine McKew (could be a bit awkward)
-Mark Latham (even more awkward)


In the hierarchy of news affairs presenters, Tony Jones seems like the natural successor. Leigh Sales would be perfect on Lateline.

OFFLINE   Mark #13

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:20 PM

Mark Latham for the 7.30 Report. :)

OFFLINE   On Air #14

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

Chas Licciardello

OFFLINE   jimbo #15

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:55 PM

Tony Jones should move to the 7.30 Report, Leigh Sales to Lateline Mon-Fri & Kerry to Q & A if he's interested. If not Kerry, Virgina Trioli who I thought filled in well.

Edited by jimbo, 24 September 2010 - 09:56 PM.


OFFLINE   SA TV #16

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:17 PM

Tony Jones should move to the 7.30 Report, Leigh Sales to Lateline Mon-Fri & Kerry to Q & A if he's interested. If not Kerry, Virgina Trioli who I thought filled in well.



Actually that could work. with Virginia also doing Lateline on Friday, and sombody new on Breakfast.
I don't think Kerry would be good for Q&A though. I think he'll stick to special reports from now on, maybe election nights.

OFFLINE   TJ. #17

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:22 PM

Tony could probably do both 7.30 Report and Q&A considering the former is only Monday-Thursday.

OFFLINE   Fabs06 #18

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:57 AM

I'd like to see Ali Moore replace Kerry.

She has filled in before and is a real talent, and is wasted on afternoons on ABC News 24

OFFLINE   Timothy #19

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:18 AM

I'd like to see Ali Moore replace Kerry.

She has filled in before and is a real talent, and is wasted on afternoons on ABC News 24


Her talent is exactly why she is needed on News 24. At the moment, positions on this channel may get little exposure due to a low audience, but the use of good quality presenters is what will allow it to increase its audience figures. There would be no point running a news channel filled with second-rate presenters and journalists.

OFFLINE   SA TV #20

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:47 PM

Jennifer Byrne??
might be a good carrot to dangle to stop her going to Ten...