Deb Knight to host 2GB Money News, dropped from Afternoons

There have been stories circulating that Deb Knight, the host of 2GB Afternoons since January 2020, was to be axed. The announcement has come from Nine Radio that Knight will leave the show but not the network, staying to host Money News in 2024, Mondays to Thursdays from 7-8pm.

Head of Content at Nine Radio, Greg Byrnes, said:

“Deb’s versatility as a broadcaster and journalist makes her the perfect choice to host Money News. The program is an integral part of our weekday line up and plays a key role dissecting the pressures facing small business and household budgets.

Deb knows finance and our audience knows and respects her. I’m really pleased she’s agreed to lead Money News into 2024 – as well as new projects across 9Podcasts, and continuing her regular column for and working on A Current Affair.”

Knight said:

“It has been a joy to host 2GB’s Afternoons over the past four years and I’m thrilled to be staying within the Nine Radio family, taking on a broader role and a new challenge as national host of Money News.

From the cost of living crisis, to increasing inflation and interest rates, there has never been a more important time to be bringing Australians the financial news that matters to them, and it is a privilege to be able to do this on such an esteemed program and radio network.”

There isn’t a mention of what is happening with current Money News host Scott Haywood. Harnsle Joo, Knight’s EP since she took on Afternoon’s departed the station last week. GfK Radio 360 Survey 7 is out this Thursday.

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13 Nov 2023 - 5:33 pm

The big difference between television and radio is that on radio, you have to be genuine… you can’t just pretend to be a conservative when everyone knows you lean to the left

14 Nov 2023 - 7:53 am

2GB has 2 issues. 1: No other females on their roster and 2: Replace her with who, another male??

14 Nov 2023 - 1:09 pm

Great to see the art of corporate spin is still thriving!.

Why not say ratings dropped from when she started so changes had to be made.

Listeners are not stupid so try treating them with respect for once!!

Mick C
14 Nov 2023 - 4:28 pm

Better late than never.


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