Leigh Sales returning to 7:30

Leigh Sales will return to host 7:30 from May 28th.

The Australian reports she will end her six months maternity while co-presenter Chris Uhlmann returns to Canberra as political editor.

Heather Ewart, who has been filling in for Uhlmann, resumes as national affairs correspondent from Melbourne.

That will be good news for the ABC which has seen the ratings drop across two stages, firstly when Kerry O’Brien left, then when Sales began maternity leave.

“I’m looking forward to coming back to work. I have been very lucky with a happy and easy baby boy, and a wonderful husband of course, so the decision to come back now has been made easier,” she told the newspaper.


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