Kerry O’Brien to host Four Corners

Kerry O’Brien – the outgoing presenter of The 7.30 Report – is to host Four Corners next year, The ABC has announced.

O’Brien’s appointment will see the show return to its original format, with a host introducing the long form reports.

Previous hosts of Four Corners have included Michael Charlton, Mike Willesee, Caroline Jones, Andrew Olle and Liz Jackson.

Kate Torney, ABC News Director said: “Kerry worked for Four Corners as a reporter in the 1970’s and again in the1980’s, before presenting Lateline and then The 7.30 Report. This is a great way for Four Corners to mark such a major milestone in Australian journalism of 50 years on air.”

Four corners executive producer Sue Spencer said: “The great strength of the program will continue to be the long-form journalism produced by the reporters and producers. But Kerry will be the new face of the program, and his skills as a presenter and interviewer will give us added flexibility and depth in the studio.”

O’Brien added: “It will be like going home to the most enduring and respected name in Australian television.”

O’Brien’s departure from The 7.30 Report was announced last month. The ABc has not yet named a replacement.


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