Jacinta Parsons steps away from ABC Radio Melbourne Afternoons


ABC Radio Melbourne’s Afternoons presenter Jacinta Parsons has announced that she will be stepping back from the show from next week.

Jacinta told her audience at the start of her program this afternoon that she has made the decision so she can focus on other responsibilities outside the ABC.

She will, however, continue to co-host The Friday Revue with Brian Nankervis each Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Her last Afternoons will be next Thursday, July 27.

“Like so many, my life has gone through some changes over the past couple of months, which has meant I’ve had to make some changes to the way I can work,” Jacinta said.

“I’m desperately sad to say I’m needing to scale back from the Afternoons show so I can keep up with my other responsibilities.

“I’m grateful to the ABC for their support and very excited to say that I’m not leaving entirely – and will continue to join Brian Nankervis every single Friday for the Friday Revue.”

ABC Radio Melbourne Content Director Shelley Hadfield says Jacinta will continue to be a much-loved member of the radio team.

“Jacinta was a lifeline to so many listeners at the height of the Covid pandemic.”

“We know Jacinta is going to be sorely missed on Afternoons, but she will continue to be an integral part of the station.”

As well as presenting The Friday Revue, Jacinta will pursue some part-time professional opportunities outside the ABC.

ABC Radio Melbourne will announce an Afternoons replacement in the next week.

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