Hamish Macdonald on the outer for RN Breakfast as Patricia Karvelas get the inside running

Speculation on who will replace Fran Kelly suggests that it may be RN Drive host, Patricia Karvelas.

According to The Australian today (subscription required) Karvelas is the odds on favourite to get the breakfast chair after Hamish Macdonald burned bridges by leaving Q+A in the middle of the year to re-join The Project.

Macdonald had filled in for Kelly frequently when she was away, and he saw the gig as one of his dream roles, but his departure from the ABC was not well taken by some ABC executives, especially outgoing news boss, Gaven Morris.

radioinfo sources back the view that Patricia Karvelas is the preferred candidate at this stage, and that Macdonald will not be returning to the ABC.

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