Chris O’Keefe to host 2GB drive after Jim Wilson steps down

After the news on Friday that Jim Wilson has stepped down from hosting the 2GB drive show, Nine today named 9News political reporter Chris O’Keefe as the new presenter, commencing 9 January 2023.

O’Keefe has most recently served as fill-in presenter in 2GB drive for the past year and now will take on the role full-time.

O’Keefe started his career at Network Ten as a TV news producer, before moving to Channel 9 on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. He returned to Sydney where he has reported on state and federal politics, covering four elections.

Chris O’Keefe

O’Keefe said: “It’s very rare to be given the chance to be a part of a radio station that has been broadcasting to our city for almost a century. The history is rich at 2GB, and I’m aware of the responsibility that legacy brings and delighted to be given the opportunity.

“My past experience behind the mic has shown me that radio is deeply personal, and it has to be. We have a one on one conversation with hundreds of thousands Sydneysiders at the same time they are juggling kids, battling traffic, or in their kitchens cooking dinner – that’s a serious privilege.

“Growing up in the suburbs in the St George area of Sydney and now with a young family, a big mortgage and a passionate Dragons supporter, I understand what’s important in this town. I know what we care about, what we can have a laugh about, and what’s worth fighting for. And more than anything, I’ve tried to build a reputation that when I tell you something is happening, you can take it to the bank.”

2GB content manager, Luke Davis said: “If it’s happening in Sydney, you’ll hear it first on 2GB, and nobody has their finger on the pulse of our city more than Chris O’Keefe.

“Chris has proven to be a popular contributor and trusted news-breaker across our network and we can’t wait to have him join 2GB in a full-time capacity.”


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