Matt Wordsworth will anchor ABC News 7pm bulletin in Queensland, following Karina Carvalho relocating to Sydney.
Jessica van Vonderen will present on Friday and weekends.
“As a Queenslander I am thrilled and honoured to be returning to my home state to take on this important role,” Wordsworth said.
“Queensland contributes so richly to the economic, cultural and political landscape of the nation and I look forward to continuing the outstanding coverage the ABC provides throughout our great state.”
“I’m really looking forward to another big year in Queensland, bringing amazing stories to our audience, on behalf of an incredibly hard-working bunch of ABC journalists, camera operators and editors,” Van Vonderen added.
The ABC in Queensland offers a breadth and depth of national and local coverage unrivalled by any other news organisation, with a team of journalists working across television, radio and digital platforms from newsrooms in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Mt Isa, Mackay, Longreach, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba and Rockhampton.
Matt Wordsworth is a multi-award winning political and investigative reporter and presenter with more than 20 years’ experience in journalism. His presenting highlights include hosting Lateline, 7.30 Queensland, national 7.30 and metropolitan news bulletins. As a reporter, he’s covered major events here and overseas, including the London Olympics and several state elections.
Jessica van Vonderen
Jessica van Vonderen is a familiar face in Queensland as the current weekend presenter of ABC Queensland’s 7pm news bulletin and the former host of 7.30 Queensland and Stateline. The award winning journalist has almost two decades experience in TV, radio and online, including being involved in the ABC’s coverage of every Queensland election since 2004. She’s reported from bureaus in Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Brisbane, Darwin and Canberra on some of the country’s biggest stories.