Tom Baddeley replaces Russell Woolf on ABC Perth Breakfast

Well-known Perth journalist Tom Baddeley has been named as ABC Radio Perth’s new Breakfast presenter, replacing Russell Woolf, who died suddenly last year.

Baddeley has most recently been working in public relations, after previously working at the ABC and in print journalism.

He begins his new role on Monday 7 February 2022.

Baddeley says it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to take over the reins from his “good mate” Russell Woolf.

“Woolfy’s shoes will be impossible to fill, but I want to continue with the great tradition he set of getting the day started with a little bit of fun, a good chat and some super music. A favourite memory of my earlier time with the ABC was the ‘gateway to the weekend’ conversation I had with Russell each Friday. He was a terrific mentor and my aim is to bring what I gleaned from Woolfy to the new breakfast show in 2022.”

ABC Perth Manager Sarah Knight says it is “a pleasure to welcome Tom back to the ABC. I’m sure his easy going manner, coupled with his local Perth knowledge, will provide the perfect start to the day. With Tom, you’ll get a broad range of news, chat and humour – all the ingredients for a great breakfast.”


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7 Jan 2022 - 12:45 am

Tip: You ‘fill’ a void, not ‘replace’ it.


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