Alan Jones lands primetime TV gig after departing 2GB

Staff Writer

Ain’t no rest for the wicked as broadcaster Alan Jones reveals his next move.

The controversial shock jock has extended his relationship with the News Corp-owned Sky News Australia. He will front a self-titled show four nights a week at 8pm from July 6.

He first appeared on Sky News in 2013 with Graham Richardson, and later with Peta Credlin.

Jones confirmed he would be “retiring from radio” at the end of May, on doctors’ orders, marking the end of a 35-year career behind the microphone.

During his final show on 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane breakfast, Jones hinted that something new was to come after departing the station following 226 consecutive survey wins.

“It’s a privilege to be asked to work with such a strong and committed team,” Jones said.

“I am sure that through the engagement with my viewing audience, we will be able to make a difference. There are real issues facing Australians today. We will be addressing them.”

Sky News says Jones’ new program will “share his unique take on the events and issues facing the nation” and will “continue to back the battlers” who live in rural parts of the country.

Jones will also continue as a columnist with Sky News parent company News Corp where he writes for The Daily Telegraph and The Australian.

Jones aired a correction on May 21 after broadcasting “inaccurate comments” he made about climate change and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last year.

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Ian
22 Jun 2020 - 7:38 pm

Alan Jones has done well for a former rural school teacher and has certainly made a great deal of cash for his comments over the years.

At least in his new gig I assume (I don’t pay for TV) he will have competition from comparable shows, unlike radio where he was supremely successful in hundreds of rating ‘wars’, against…well…no-one really.

What a pity Ita didn’t offer him a possie on the good ship ABC TV . Jettison some of the useless ballast and tilt the fat old barge to the right a bit.

Luke
22 Jun 2020 - 9:44 pm

Haha….funny guy

John La'Trine
23 Jun 2020 - 10:58 am

Remember “Alan Jones Live” ratings setting the nation on fire?

Yeah… thought so.

alba
23 Jun 2020 - 1:54 pm

We do not care any more about Alan Jones

Elenore Buchinger
23 Jun 2020 - 10:09 pm

I care about Alan Jones, the only one who knows what he is talking about..

Ed
24 Jun 2020 - 9:46 am

I care about Alan Jones and I care about australia. Alan reads and understands reports that decision makers and Polies dont even open and has an excellent sense of what’s fake and what’s truth ! Can’t wait….

Mick
6 Jul 2020 - 8:28 am

Was allways on the cards for his new gig

Mike
10 Jul 2020 - 12:50 pm

Like him or not, one thing I can say without hesitation is that Alan worked hard behind the scenes to fight for the elderly and those who were hard done by, particularly by the Government. He never sought for praise or acknowledgement for these behind the scenes battles he often won but there are tens of thousands of people particularly the elderly that have no idea of just how much better their lives are because of this man. We hope he does well in his new career.

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