Lipson, Probyn to step up at ABC after Chris Uhlmann exit

Updated: Lateline political correspondent David Lipson looks set to become political editor on 7:30, with Andrew Probyn as ABC News Political Editor.

Yesterday, following news of Uhlmann’s appointment at Nine, ABC issued a string of amendments for 7:30, effective from Monday:

Leigh Sales presents the most detailed nightly current affairs from an Australian perspective. Includes exclusive investigations, revealing interviews plus political commentary from David Lipson in Canberra.

‘Lippo,’ (pictured) as he is known in the Canberra Press Gallery, joined the ABC in 2015 after 10 years with SKY News.

Uhlmann thanked his colleagues and management upon announcing his departure yesterday. He begins at Nine in October.



  1. Chris Uhlmann hasn’t been political editor for 7.30 since 2013. His current role is the ABC’s political editor. The ABC said yesterday that 7.30’s current political editor Andrew Probyn will step into Uhlmann’s old role while David Lipson will fill Probyn’s 7.30 gig.

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