Lateline host Ali Moore will present her last program tonight, with plans move overseas next year with her family.
Next year Europe Correspondent Emma Alberici will join Tony Jones as a program host.
Moore has been sharing the hosting duties on Lateline for the past year, following her hosting of Lateline Business since 2006. She joined the ABC in 1987, with three years as ABC’s China Correspondent plus ABC Radio and Australia Network. She also anchored the Afternoon Live program when ABC News 24 launched.
Director of ABC News, Kate Torney, said: “Ali is an excellent journalist and presenter, and has been a key part of the ABC News team. She has demonstrated her ability to adapt to different formats, programs and platforms over the last few years and she’ll be greatly missed by colleagues at ABC News. We thank her for her contribution and wish Ali and her family the very best as they head off to Singapore”.
Lateline resumes on January 30, 2012, with Tony Jones and Emma Alberici.
Alberici returns to Australia after more than three years based in London. She joined the ABC in 2002 as presenter of Business Breakfast, and has presented the Midday News and The 7.30 Report, and reported for ABC Radio and Lateline Business.
In other announcements Chris Uhlmann will solo host 7.30 next year, as Leigh Sales takes maternity leave, while Heather Ewart step backs into the role of Political Editor.
ABC News Breakfast‘s Virginia Trioli also undertakes maternity leave, to be replaced by Karina Carvalho from February. She is currently Western Australia’s 7pm News presenter -a replacement is yet to be announced.
Weekend Breakfast hosted by Andrew Geoghegan and Miriam Corowa also launches in February.