Steve Price exits 2GB, Deb Knight to replace him

After almost ten years, radio host Steve Price is parting ways with Macquarie Media as he and his bosses were unable to agree on his future with the radio business.

Price currently hosts the afternoon programming on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC. Nine completed its takeover of Macquarie Media earlier this year.

Steve Price is leaving 2GB

In an email seen by Mumbrella, Nine’s radio boss Tom Malone told staff Price would be leaving the network as the two parties ‘could not agree on the best way forward for 2020’. In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, a Nine-owned publication, Price said the radio business wanted him to return to nighttime programming, something he was unwilling to do.

The SMH confirmed Deborah Knight would be taking over from Price. Knight was dropped from Nine’s Today earlier this year, in favour of the return of Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.

Knight will continue her role as a fill-in newsreader for Nine, as well as the new radio duties. Knight’s Today co-host Georgie Gardner will also stay with Nine as a newsreader.

Knight said: “I got my start in journalism behind the radio mic in Wagga Wagga, and I’m really excited about embarking on a new challenge with 2GB and 4BC. There’s nothing like radio for making an immediate connection with your audience, and Afternoons offers the chance to look at the big issues of the day and have some fun as well.

“And how lucky am I – I’ve got the best of both worlds – continuing with my TV role at Nine in both news and the Today Show. Bring on 2020.”

Malone said: “I have worked closely with Deb for 20 years, and I rate her so highly as one of Australia’s most talented and hard-working journalists. She has a big career ahead of her in radio and I’m delighted she’s joining the 2GB and 4BC family in 2020.”

Malone thanked Price for his contribution to Macquarie Media and wished him well for the future. Price is also a regular panellist on Ten’s The Project.


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