Chris O’Keefe takes control of Drive on 2GB

9News political reporter Chris O’Keefe has been named as the new host of 2GB’s Drive program, commencing on 9 January 2023.

O’Keefe is a multi award-winning journalist, with more than a decade of experience in television news, reporting on some of our country’s biggest stories, including his work on exposing a deadly gas mix-up at the maternity ward at Bankstown Hospital which earned him a Walkley Award in 2016.

Already familiar to listeners on 2GB radio, and Nine’s radio stations around Australia, O’Keefe has most recently served as fill-in presenter in 2GB Drive for the past year and is now looking forward to taking on the role full-time.

O’Keefe says, “It’s very rare to be given the chance to be a part of a radio station that has been broadcasting to our city for almost a century. The history is rich at 2GB, and I’m aware of the responsibility that legacy brings and delighted to be given the opportunity.”

“My past experience behind the mic has shown me that radio is deeply personal, and it has to be. We have a one on one conversation with hundreds of thousands Sydneysiders at the same time they are juggling kids, battling traffic, or in their kitchens cooking dinner – that’s a serious privilege.”

Content Manager, Luke Davis says, “If it’s happening in Sydney, you’ll hear it first on 2GB, and nobody has their finger on the pulse of our city more than Chris O’Keefe.”

“Chris has proven to be a popular contributor and trusted news-breaker across our network and we can’t wait to have him join 2GB in a full-time capacity. Get set Sydney, with Chris O’Keefe, it’s going to be a fresh, informative and entertaining drive home in 2023!”

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