Lincoln Humphries quits WIN News

“For more than a decade, and practically my entire career WIN has been my home," says regional news anchor.

WIN News presenter Lincoln Humphries, currently on long service leave, has advised has quit the regional broadcaster.

“For more than a decade, and practically my entire career, while spanning several cities and states, WIN has been my home. I want to thank the entire company’s management, staff and viewers for making this country boy’s dreams come true,” he said.

“I’ve made friendships, soaked up experiences and learnt lessons that will last me a lifetime. I’m disappointed I can’t say my many deeply deserved thank yous and heartfelt goodbyes to viewers, but my travels currently have me overseas. While my path may take me far from WIN’s expansive and unmatched coverage areas, it will always be my source of local news.”

WIN’s Network News Director Stella Lauri said it was a surprise to receive his resignation but understood his desire to expand his horizons.

“Whilst we are sad to receive this news from Lincoln, as no doubt our viewers will be also, we wish Lincoln all the best for the future. He has been an integral part of the WIN News team presenting across multiple states and has been well loved by our viewers. He leaves with our best wishes for whatever he chooses to do next,” said Network News Director Stella Lauri.

WIN News will advertise for a new presenter immediately as Lincoln’s tenure officially finishes on July 17.

4 Responses

  1. Hi Stella. “WIN News will advertise for a new presenter immediately” – I hear there are a few ex-7 news people just up the road. Another one trained and departing for the big smoke somewhere?

    1. Realistically, I’d imagine that Lincoln Humphries’ successor will likely only spend a relatively short time at WIN News before moving onto bigger and better things elsewhere.

      Not that I can blame people for wanting to further their careers elsewhere, of course. But it’s sad that aside from Bruce Roberts, WIN News don’t really have any long-standing talent to speak of these days. A far cry from the 1990s and 2000s when the regional service was mostly led by presenters who were able to form a connection over many years.

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