From community radio presenter to A Current Affair host

Over her career, Allison Langdon has gone from community radio presenter to host of A Current Affair after being announced as Tracy Grimshaw’s replacement on the show.

Langdon began her career in journalism by presenting radio programs at the NSW North Coast’s 2WAY FM community radio station while in high school before moving on to study at Charles Sturt University and begin an internship at CBS in New York.

Joining Channel 9’s Darwin newsroom in 2002, Langdon later moved to Sydney in 2004 presenting for 9NewsNightline and Today, before joining the 60 Minutes team as a reporter in 2011.

Now taking the seat from long-time host Tracy Grimshaw, Langdon will begin her next venture on Monday, January 30, 2023.

“It is such an incredible honour to be joining the A Current Affair team. A show I love, respect and have been watching since I was in school and Jana Wendt was host,” said Langdon. 

“I won’t lie – it’s daunting to be stepping into the role that Tracy has so brilliantly navigated for the past 17 years, with such warmth and compassion. I hope to bring my own warmth and compassion to the show as we continue to tell great stories that matter to our amazing viewers.”

The news of Langdon’s appointment was announced prematurely by KIIS host Kyle Sandilands during an interview with Grimshaw last week.

Sandilands revealed he knew who Tracy’s replacement would be because he had been speaking with Karl Stefanovic about finding a replacement for Langdon on the Today Show.

“I feel like I know, because I’ve been speaking to [Karl] Stefanovic,” said Kyle.

“Well, let me just tell everyone it is Ally. I don’t mean to bust Channel Nine’s bubble.”

At the time, Grimshaw wouldn’t confirm the rumours Langdon would be her replacement.

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29 Nov 2022 - 10:27 am

Ally worked in the Nine Newsroom in 2001 as a junior news producer – often writing Hendo’s and others news updates – then moved to Darwin (9 Darwin) and got her big break when the Bali bombings happened in 2002…


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