Q&A appoints Erin Vincent as new EP

ABC’s Q&A has named Erin Vincent as its new executive producer.

The news follows August’s announcement that creator and founding EP Peter McEvoy would be departing at the end of the year.

Vincent, a former EP of Insiders and News Breakfast, will take the helm of the public broadcaster’s weekly discussion program for its next season, and joined the ABC 10 years ago. Most recently, she was ABC News’ content development and innovation lead.

Vincent has been with the ABC for 10 years. Source: LinkedIn

“This is such an exciting opportunity,” Vincent said. “There is no other program in Australia quite like Q&A. The ABC and Australian audiences are indebted to Peter McEvoy for bringing the concept to life more than a decade ago, and I look forward to leading the talented team behind it.

“The audience is the heart of this show and I can’t wait to find new ways for people to participate in the debate and engage with public figures on the social issues they care about.”

More details will follow in coming weeks, said ABC director of news, Gaven Morris, once Vincent has started working with the team on 2020’s plans.

ABC’s director of news Gaven Morris said Vincent was one of ABC News’ most talented editorial leaders.

“Erin is a highly experienced journalist with a strong track record leading program teams,” Morris said.

“Her work at News Breakfast in particular was outstanding – taking the program through a period of renewal and helping it achieve its current strong audience growth.

“Erin will bring great ideas on how to continue to evolve this flagship program. Under her leadership we’ll be establishing a production unit for Q&A in Southbank, in addition to its existing Sydney base, in order to expand the number of episodes produced out of Melbourne and other locations across Australia.

John Lyons, ABC News’ head of investigative and in-depth reporting, added: “Erin has brought great drive, energy and vision to News Breakfast, Insiders and all other roles she’s had at the ABC. I have no doubt she will take Q&A to a new level of excellence and engagement with the Australian public.”


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