Virginia Trioli’s News Breakfast replacement announced

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Virginia Trioli is set to take on Jon Faine’s ABC Radio Melbourne gig from next year.

Now her replacement on ABC News Breakfast has been confirmed as Lisa Millar.

Millar, who has headed up ABC’s London and Washingon bureaus, will begin her new role on August 29

“I’ve been travelling quite a bit in regional Australia since I got back and people are always asking me about the Brekky team and whether everyone is as nice and friendly as they seem,” she said.

“The answer is a definite yes. And I can’t wait to join them.”

Trioli departs her gig after nine years alongside Michael Rowland, who paid tribute to his co-host.

“It’s been a pleasure working alongside Virginia for the past nine years – we’ve been part of a formidable team. ABC Radio Melbourne will benefit enormously from her broadcasting prowess,” he said.

“I’m also so excited to be sharing the Breakfast couch with Lisa Millar. She’s undoubtedly one of this country’s finest journalists and brings a genuine warmth and empathy to the screen. And we’re great mates.

Virginia previously hosted Drive on ABC Melbourne between 2000 and 2005, as well as a stint on ABC Radio Mornings.

She begins hosting ABC Melbourne Mornings in 2020.

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