ABC News 24 to launch mid year
The ABC has revealed the names of the identities who will comprise its 24 hour News Channel, set to launch by mid year.
Chris Uhlmann (pictured), Scott Bevan, Ali Moore, Fran Kelly, Barrie Cassidy, Juanita Phillips, Virginia Trioli, Joe O’Brien, Jane Hutcheon, Jim Middleton, Annabel Crabb, Paul Kennedy, Jeremy Fernandez, Tony Eastley and Peter Cave will comprise ‘ABC News 24’, the News channel coming to the public broadcaster.
To launch mid-year, the channel draws upon news and current affairs presenters and editors in ABC TV and Radio. It will offer 24 hour Australian and international news.
Director of ABC News Kate Torney said, “A large number of experienced journalists from the ABC and other media organisations were interviewed for the new presenting positions, but the most qualified and experienced applicants were existing ABC journalists.”
New programs are being developed specifically for the channel, focusing on world news, national politics and business existing shows including The 7.30 Report, Lateline and Four Corners will also feature.
The line-up includes:
Chris Uhlmann, political editor The 7.30 Report
Scott Bevan Moscow correspondent
Ali Moore Lateline Business presenter
Jane Hutcheon former Europe correspondent
Juanita Phillips, ABC News
Virginia Trioli, ABC News Breakfast
Paul Kennedy, ABC News Breakfast
Joe O’Brien, ABC News Breakfast
Jim Middleton Australia Network
Annabel Crabb ABC Online chief political writer
Barrie Cassidy Insiders / Offsiders host
Tony Eastley AM presenter
Fran Kelly Radio National
Peter Cave Foreign Affairs editor
Jeremy Fernandez ABC News