Insiders signs off from Melbourne studio

ABC political show wraps a long run in Melbourne ahead of its shift to Canberra.

Insiders wrapped a 21 year run in Melbourne yesterday, predominantly from its Southbank studios since 2007.

ABC recently confirmed the show would move to Canberra where host David Speers recently relocated. This will save on travel costs for guests but see at least two crew roles disappear from production.

Host David Speers said, “It has been an absolute privilege to work with this team of professionals. They never miss a beat, no matter where the flow of the program sometimes goes. I’m going to miss working with you, Danny and Goran, and our regular pre-show chats about what’s gone down in politics during the week.”

He continued, “To the whole Melbourne team, our graphics operator Katie Hawking, everyone in the control room there and the amazing crew here in the studio too. Live TV can have its moments, but knowing you’re in the hands of a trusted team like this, some of the best in the business, it is incredibly comforting. So thank you all. It has been an honour sharing my Sunday mornings with you here in Melbourne. ”

A spokesperson for ABC News said recently, “Canberra is where Australia’s big national decisions are made and where the decision-makers, and most of the Insiders guests and panelists, are based.

“It makes sense for the program to be there, too. It means we are much closer to the action of Parliament House, as well as the Press Gallery, the public service, the diplomatic corps and Defence.”

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