Hamish Macdonald of the project is revealed as the new host of Q&A – his future in the Channel 10 program is being questioned
- Hamish Macdonald will take over the Q&A program from February next year
- Macdonald is expected to continue the breakfast program The Project and ABC
- Seasoned journalist received Walkley Award and Young Journalist of the Year
Hamish Macdonald of the project will be the new face of the ABC program Q&A.
The seasoned journalist will replace the current host Tony Jones, who has led the show for 12 years.
The announcement came on Thursday with Mr Macdonald, 38, who will be taken over in February next year, raising doubts about his future future co-hosting of the Channel 10 program.
Hamish Macdonald of the project (pictured left) will be the new face of the ABC program Q&A
Macdonald (photo left with partner Jacob Fitzroy) will take over the program in February next year
& # 39; I am so passionate about telling the great stories of our time through Australian eyes, to an Australian audience, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; This role will be a huge opportunity to make the most complicated problems accessible, exciting and exciting for all Australians, regardless of where you live, regardless of what you believe. & # 39;
The 38-year-old will still appear on the project and ABC & # 39; s Radio National Breakfast program in the short term, as well as reporting for foreign correspondent.
The ABC News director Gaven Morris said that Macdonald & # 39; amazing & # 39; was suitable for his work.
& # 39; Hosting Q&A requires special skills, & # 39; said ABC News director Gaven Morris.
& # 39; It needs someone who is articulated and also a great listener, well connected, interested in everything and completely in news and current events at home and abroad.
Macdonald (left center) is expected to continue appearing on programs such as the Radio National and Foreign Correspondent breakfast programs, as well as co-hosting the Project
& # 39; Hamish can do all of that – and also brings its own kind of warmth and energy that the public loves. He is a great communicator and an experienced and accomplished broadcaster. & # 39;
Macdonald & # 39; s long career of more than a decade includes stints with Channel 4 News in the UK, as well as Al Jazeera English.
He joined the US ABC program as a correspondent for international affairs before returning to Australia to organize Channel 10's Late News.
The 38-year-old who grew up in Jindabyne in the New South Wales countryside has earned several awards throughout his career, including the prestigious Walkley Award for Current Affairs Journalism in 2012.
He was also named as the Young Journalist of the Year by the British Royal Television Society in 2008.
Jones will organize his last Q&A show on December 9.
The executive producer of the program, Peter McEvoy, will also leave.
The 38-year-old (photo left with The Little co-host Tommy Little) has received several awards during his career, including the prestigious Walkley Award for Current Affairs Journalism in 2012
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