Lisa Millar to join News Breakfast

With Virginia Trioli moving to present the Mornings shift on ABC Melbourne RadioLisa Millar is setting her alarm to join the Brekky couch on News Breakfast from August and co-host Michael Rowland will take on an additional role as the ABC’s Senior Network Presenter.

Trioli says, “I’m so happy for Lisa and for the fabulous News Breakfast audience that they’re going to spend mornings together. Lisa’s a brilliant journalist and communicator and this is a perfect fit.
“I’m bubble-wrapping my alarm clock and sending it over.”

Millar, who returned to Australia last October after overseas postings in the US and Europe, says, “I’ve been traveling quite a bit in regional Australia since I got back and people are always asking me about the Brekky team and whether everyone is as nice and friendly as they seem. The answer is a definite yes. And I can’t wait to join them.”

As well as co-presenting News Breakfast, Michael Rowland will have a new role anchoring coverage of big local and world events across ABC News programs and platforms, including the 7pm News as he has already done this year with stories ranging from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi to Bob Hawke’s memorial service.

“I look forward to drawing on my experience as a foreign correspondent, and the dozens of on-location broadcasts I’ve hosted for News Breakfast over the years, to bring to ABC audiences breaking stories from around Australia and around the world,” Rowland says.

“I’m also so excited to be sharing the Breakfast couch with Lisa Millar. She’s undoubtedly one of this country’s finest journalists and brings a genuine warmth and empathy to the screen. And we’re great mates.

“It’s been a pleasure working alongside Virginia for the past nine years – we’ve been part of a formidable team. ABC Radio Melbourne will benefit enormously from her broadcasting prowess.”




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