Tim Gilbert to replace Ben Fordham on Today



Channel Nine presenter and commentator Tim Gilbert is to replace Ben Fordham as the sports presenter on the network’s breakfast program Today.

Fordham’s departure was first flagged in March with the network saying he would move to long form current affairs show 60 minutes.

In an email to staff executive producer Mark Calvert announced the change writing: “I’m delighted to announce that Tim Gillbert will be the Today Show’s next Sport Host.

“Tim is already part of the family, very well-liked by our viewers, and much-respected for his knowledge of sport. He’ll take over in late November, once we’ve given Ben a good send-off.”

Fordham, who also presents a drive time radio program on Radio 2GB, also tweeted the news saying:

Screen Shot 2014-09-29 at 1.33.49 pmScreen Shot 2014-09-29 at 1.34.00 pmGilbert currently presents sport on Weekend Today and often fills in during the week.

Today has been trailing its rival Sunrise by a solid margin since last year when Seven’s program switched female presenters from Melissa Doyle to Samantha Armytage.

Nic Christensen


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