Dr Mumbo

Women host TV breakfast shows. Joint is not destroyed.

Dr Mumbo notices what was probably a first for Australian television today: Of the country’s four live breakfast TV shows, two were presented by all female duos.

kumi taguchi virginia trioliSky News and ABC News breakfast both moved away from the somewhat tired idea that audiences would run away screaming if there was no man on screen.

On the ABC, regular host Virginia Trioli was joined by Kumi Taguchi who was standing in for Michael Rowland. Dr Mumbo understands that although it was the pair’s first time together, it is the third time News Breakfast has had an all female lineup.

Meanwhile, Sky News’s Laura Jaye and Nina Stevens fronted First Edition.

laura jaye nina stevens

No doubt Seven and Nine will catch up in due course.

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