Debra Pearce departs, Andrew Murdoch to host ABC Mildura / Swan Hill Breakfast

Andrew Murdoch will be the new presenter of ABC Mildura Swan Hill Breakfast commencing Monday January 8, 2024.

Debra Pearce announced today that she is finishing as Breakfast host and moving to Melbourne.

Pearce said:

“It’s been an honour to get to know the local communities all across the region. I stepped into the presenter role at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic – it was a real baptism by fire, communicating vital health information and updating audiences on restrictions and lockdowns. It was a privilege to support and reassure the local community through this time.

Since then, getting on the road for outside broadcasts has been a real highlight. Whether it was travelling to Swan Hill or Balranald, or setting up for a morning in Merbein, Red Cliffs or Wentworth – communities embraced the breakfast team and trusted us with their local news.”

Murdoch has moved from WA, where he studied journalism at Curtin University, obtained a graduate diploma in broadcasting from Edith Cowan University before working as a producer across Breakfast, Mornings and Afternoons at Perth Newstalk station 6PR.

Murdoch said:

“I am excited to embrace everything this region has to offer, get to know the people that make it tick and put a spotlight on the issues impacting their lives. If you are celebrating, we want to celebrate with you, if you want to say something, we are here to listen, if you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you.

Although I grew up in WA, I have a swarm of relatives from Sunraysia and they will keep me on my toes and make sure I don’t mispronounce Ouyen or Bealiba too many times.”

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