Triple M’s Seb Costello, reporting from London

Triple M Melbourne newsreader Seb Costello is UK-bound to become Channel Nine’s new London correspondent.

After three years with Triple M, the Hot Breakfast reader and Weekend Breakfast host will turn off the mic and hand in his security card in mid-April.

While it’s a big career move and an opportunity too good to refuse, Costello admits it was still a tough decision to make and took a lot of consideration.

Talking to Radio Today he said, “This really was the opportunity of a lifetime, and it’s a fascinating time to be heading over. There is Brexit and the prospect of a state visit to the UK by Donald Trump. So, I’m really looking forward to it.”

“But it was a tough call to make because I love radio; the ‘liveness’ of radio. And I wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for radio”. 

Costello has been part of the Hot Breakfast team since 2014 when he made a move to the FM dial from 3AW, where he worked on the Neil Mitchell Show, the news team and as part of the football call team.  

His move to Triple M kept him almost as busy as the news product became more integrated with the show.

“That’s a once-in-a-generation breakfast team: Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Mick Molloy. And the radio genius of one Mike Fitzpatrick.  Yeah, it was a tough call, but I leave the newsroom in very capable hands.”

The move to the UK caps off a big 12 months for the journalist, who has been splitting his day between Triple M and the Nine network.

He racked up the frequent flyer points covering the Anzac Day dawn service from Gallipoli, the Muhammad Ali funeral, the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Rio Olympics.

Costello starts the new gig in the UK in May, following in the footsteps of Tom Steinfort and Peter Stefanovic.

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