Sarah Ferguson named new Four Corners presenter

Sarah Ferguson returns to Four Corners as both presenter and reporter.


ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson will return to Four Corners to replace Kerry O’Brien as presenter from February 1st.

She will also report for the flagship ABC show.

“There is no place I would rather be,” Ferguson said. “Four Corners has the past nailed and a future full of promise and excitement. A big thank you and farewell to Kerry O’Brien.”

Head of Current Affairs Bruce Belsham said: “It’s fantastic that Sarah has agreed to succeed Kerry O’Brien as host of Four Corners. It’s a great fit given Sarah’s history with the program and her stature in Australian journalism. It also allows her to combine presenting with her brilliant reporting from the field.”

Ferguson previously worked on Four Corners from 2008 until the end of 2013, winning a number of awards, including the Gold Walkley.

ABC has also announced former North America Correspondent Ben Knight will also join the team. Knight has been based in Washington since 2013 and was formerly Middle East Correspondent and a senior reporter in Melbourne.

Executive Producer Sally Neighbour said: “2016 is shaping up as another exciting year for Four Corners. I am absolutely thrilled to have Sarah stepping into the chair. She is a brilliant journalist whose work epitomises the excellence that is the hallmark of Four Corners.

“Ben will also be a great addition to our reporting team. His reporting from the US, the Middle East and elsewhere has distinguished him as one of the ABC’s finest reporters.”

Ferguson’s two-part documentary on domestic violence, Hitting Home, airs tonight and tomorrow at 8.30pm on ABC TV.

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  1. This is great for 4 corners, hopefully it does not get in the way of her pursuing her special reporting. The Killing Season was the best pieces of journalism we’ve seen in Australia in years and her report on domestic violence looks equally as engaging and confronting.

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