Deborah Clay’s ‘shock’ resignation from ARN

After six years as ARN’s National News Director, Deborah Clay will be leaving her role on February 14 to pursue writing her debut book.

In 2016 Deborah was appointed as ARN’s News Director for Sydney and Brisbane before being promoted to National News Director in 2017.

In an internal release, Duncan Campbell said that the resignation was a shock and Deborah’s positive energy will be missed.

“After six years as National News Director Deborah Clay told me that she was resigning, which was more than a surprise, it was a shock,” said Campbell.

“Over the last 6 years she has strategically led the team with integrity while being a passionate advocate for local news…”

“Her contribution to ARN has been exceptional and one of her biggest achievements was setting up the 96FM newsroom from scratch, recruiting staff and establishing the station’s editorial strategy.”

Deborah will be leaving to focus on writing her debut book over the coming months.

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18 Jan 2022 - 3:57 pm

Deb is brilliant. Big loss for ARN.

18 Jan 2022 - 4:16 pm

Deb is my favourite reader on the radio. I reckon she probably has another job lined up for after the book.

19 Jan 2022 - 7:35 am

I bet she gets replaced by a man

19 Jan 2022 - 9:45 am

Real Pity, i like others enjoyed her newsreading. Life moves on but badly missed by ARN. Interesting to see who will replace her. Lots of talent in the market.

19 Jan 2022 - 12:38 pm

All the best in the future Deb – you certainly made a mark with the way you transformed the sound of KIIS, WS and the Edge news. I loved listeninbg to your energy on-air. Thanks also for being so supportive of my students at 2serFM and in some cases employing them or having them do internships. You will be missed but I look forward to the book!

27 Jan 2022 - 10:23 pm

Deb is very good.


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