Virginia Trioli to replace Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne?
With Jon Faine‘s announcement that 2019 will be his final year on ABC Melbourne Mornings after 23 years in the slot, multiple options are reportedly being considered to replace him.
The Age reports that ABC News Breakfast co-host and former Lateline presenter is one of the frontrunners to replace Faine in 2020.
No stranger to radio, Trioli previously hosted Mornings on ABC Sydney, between 2005 and 2007, before leaving to focus on her TV career.
“Jon is a friend of mine and has done an extraordinary job and will be an incredibly hard act to follow,” she told Fairfax.
“If it [his role] was offered, I would consider it very, very seriously.
The Age also suggests that Drive host Rafael Epstein is also being strongly considered.
“We won’t be making any decision about who will be replacing Jon Faine until well towards the end of the year,” said an ABC spokesperson.