Sarah Macdonald replaces Chris Bath on ABC Evenings

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ABC Weekend Nightlife host Sarah Macdonald has landed a new gig as the host of ABC Evenings for Sydney and Canberra.

Macdonald replaces Chris Bath who the ABC revealed decided not to return to Evenings in 2020.

Bath is one of several presenters to depart the ABC, including ABC Melbourne Breakfast team Sami Shah and Jacinta Parsons, and Afternoons host Myf Warhurst.

“I am beyond thrilled to be presenting Evenings next year,” Macdonald tells Radio Today.

“Chris has presented a wonderful show and I am honoured to follow her brilliant work.

“I have had a wonderful time creating and building a Weekend Nightlife show with its loving and loyal listeners across the country, but I’m raring to go on this new adventure and have some weekend fun with friends and family.”

Macdonald has held several roles with the ABC over the last few decades, after getting her start working as triple j’s political correspondent and then Mornings host.

The ABC is expected to announce its full 2020 lineup in the coming days.

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Maureen Downie
2 Dec 2019 - 7:33 pm

Fantastic news, welcome to weeknights Sarah

Lynne Moncrieff
2 Dec 2019 - 10:10 pm

Wishing you well Sarah but gunna miss you big time on Weekend Nightlife

Lois Marcroft
3 Dec 2019 - 1:28 pm

So happy Sarah is going to be on an earlier time slot

15 Jun 2023 - 9:48 pm

Thank you, I think for keeping me in the car after I arrived at my destination. It was cold outside and I gave up the warn fireside chair to hear the end of the discussion on Spyware. It is a bit frightening. It was good to hear someone with a broader view than seems possible from the usual suspects and can place so called friendly powers as threats to our privacy.

We are not likely to ever get control over the technology. The fact that we are governed by people who for the most part are dedicated to advancing their own careers in positions of power and tearing their opponents to pieces helps to ensure that such trivial issues as who is spying on us will remain outside of intelligent consideration.

Perhaps if the whole Parliament of elected representatives was dedicated to overnighting the direction of the country based on advice from competent, qualified and accountable experts, the people using these tools would be more accountable.

I would prefer to not have even my first name published. The purpose of the message is to recognise the important role of the journalist who is speaking out about this risk factor and encourage similar open mindedness in reporting.


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