Derryn Hinch is back with public affairs commentator role at Seven

Hinch: back at Seven

Derryn Hinch, who was sacked by Melbourne radio station 3AW last month, has re-emerged at Channel Seven, his former employer.

The outspoken broadcaster takes on a role as national public affairs commentator working across Seven shows Sunday Night, Seven News and Sunrise.

Hinch starts in the new role in November, when his time at 3AW comes to an end. However, he is slated to appear on Sunrise on Monday morning.

“My doctor says I’ve got a Rolls-Royce liver – and now I’m back at the Rolls-Royce network,” said Hinch, referring to a liver transplant he had last year.

“I can’t wait to get started. I’ve got a lot of energy, and a lot of ideas and stories I want to pursue. The fat lady hasn’t sung yet. In fact she won’t be needed on stage for a long time,” he said.

Seven’s head of news and public affairs, Peter Meakin, said: “I have always admired Derryn’s passion and commitment. He is an unapologetic crusader – often controversial, but never boring. We are delighted to welcome him back to Seven and look forward to him making waves.”

Hinch fronted a Seven public affairs show titled Hinch between 1988 and 1992.

Hinch’s replacement at 3AW is Tom Elliott, announced at the end of last month.


  1. Liferaft
    21 Sep 12
    6:36 pm

  2. Well done Seven ! Ten just lost another opportunity to get Hinch back.

    Hinch would have been a great panelist on the Project and should have had his own show as he did many years ago.

  3. Ann
    22 Sep 12
    12:07 pm

  4. Smart move by 7, having the ‘human headline’ . Good luck to him

  5. Hoin
    22 Sep 12
    6:45 pm

  6. Good to see someone in the media still has the commonsense to employ a winner. Will Hinch’s replacement on radio do any good? Pig’s arse (junior).

  7. larry
    24 Sep 12
    1:22 pm

  8. Hinch- a cat with many lives.Has anyone else been given this many chances in life as Hinch. He should host a current affairs show.Hoin- Hinch’s replacement is Tom Elliot and many others like Steve Murphy, Nick Mccallum,and others I cant remember at the moment. None compares.

  9. Derryn Hinch
    24 Sep 12
    2:33 pm

  10. well done, 7, very smart move – the human headline is a winner, he should host a current affairs show

  11. James
    24 Sep 12
    6:26 pm

  12. Can’t believe this man get’s as job again. He has a blatant, arrogant disregard for society’s laws and standards. Why should we constantly be exposed to it. Just because he is in the media doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to live by our standards. Sets a terrible example for the community

    Any brand choosing to have him represent them has to have a serious look at why they are in need of such an ignorant, headlining media personal.