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.