Tamara Oudyn to become weeknight anchor for ABC News Victoria

Mary Gearin will present on Fridays & Saturdays, following Ian Henderson retirement.

Tamara Oudyn will anchor ABC News Victoria from Sunday – Thursday following the retirement of Ian Henderson.

Mary Gearin will present on Fridays and Saturdays.

Oudyn began her career at Totally Wild in 1995, joining ABC News in 2003. She has been presenting weekend news for the past 12 years.

“It’s such a privilege to be entrusted to the role of ABC Victoria’s main anchor, and I step into it with a great deal of pride. It’s also an honour to follow in the footsteps of Ian Henderson. Hendo has been a mentor and friend for many years and I have enormous respect for him,” she said.

“I’ve been presenting at the ABC for a long time – I know our audience and they know me. They rightfully have high expectations and I can’t wait to bring them the news through the week.”

Mary Gearin has worked in ABC’s London bureau, covering new events such as the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, Greece’s financial crisis, and Europe’s migrant crisis. She is regularly called in as co-host of News Breakfast, The World, and contributes to 7.30.

“I am thrilled with this new role and the opportunity to be a face of ABC News Victoria, a place of great energy, talent and commitment,” she said. “It’s a marvellous opportunity to deepen my commitment to the newsroom and connect with the Victorian community around me.

“I’m excited about being able to combine the buzz of being in the studio with still being able to get into the field doing news stories and special projects across all platforms.”

Director ABC News, Analysis and Investigations Gaven Morris: “As well as national and international coverage, local audiences want in-depth, high quality local news and information. Tam and Mary are highly experienced reporters, skilled presenters and gifted communicators who know how to explore the issues and tell the stories that matter to Victorians.”

Ian Henderson’s final bulletin is Thursday October 11 with changes effective from October 12.

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