Deborah Knight to host Afternoons on 2GB and 4BC
One of Australia’s most respected broadcasters, Deborah Knight, will host the coveted Afternoon 12pm-3pm timeslot on 2GB and 4BC in 2020.
Deb will host Afternoons every Monday to Friday, while continuing to have a prominent role on Nine, as a newsreader in Sydney, and fill-in duties on the TODAY show.
For Deb, who began her career in radio and has a long association with 2GB which stretches back to 2001, this is a return to her first love of broadcasting.
“I got my start in journalism behind the radio mic in Wagga Wagga, and I’m really excited about embarking on a new challenge with 2GB and 4BC,” she said.
“There’s nothing like radio for making an immediate connection with your audience, and Afternoons offers the chance to look at the big issues of the day and have some fun as well.
“And how lucky am I – I’ve got the best of both worlds – continuing with my TV role at Nine in both news and the Today Show. Bring on 2020!”
Tom Malone, Managing Director of Radio for Macquarie Media, said was delighted by the appointment.
“I have worked closely with Deb for 20 years, and I rate her so highly as one of Australia’s most talented and hard working journalists,” he said.
“She has a big career ahead of her in radio and I’m delighted she’s joining the 2GB and 4BC family in 2020.”
For more than two decades, Deb has garnered a reputation for being a highly versatile broadcaster who can easily jump between radio and live television.
“We congratulate Deb as she undertakes this exciting new challenge,” Darren Wick, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, said.
“She has an incredible work ethic, is an outstanding interviewer and has a great sense of humour. She’ll smash radio out of the park. But she’ll also continue to play a significant role on Nine television with news reading duties in Sydney and will maintain a national profile as a regular fill-in and contributor for the Today Show.”
Deb will commence hosting Afternoons on 2GB and 4BC from Monday, January 13, 2020.