Lynne Haultain leaving 774 ABC Melbourne

After 15 years at the ABC, 774 ABC Melbourne Afternoon presenter, Lynne Haultain has decided to call it a day.

Haultain joined the ABC 15 years ago as a Trainee Broadcast Officer in Perth and transferred to Melbourne in 1992 working as a Senior Reporter/Presenter for Rural Melbourne and as a Presenter on Countrywide for Radio National. In 1998 she moved to ABC774 to present the Breakfast and Afternoon programs.

Haultain has told radioinfo: “After 15 extraordinary years – four networks, four states, many programs and the Sydney Olympics – it’s time to challenge myself in new ways.

“The ABC has offered me tremendous opportunities – for which I will always be thankful. I am keen to spend more time with my daughter and pursue new work avenues.”

Local Radio Manager, Ian Mannix, believes Haultain’s “professionalism and attention to detail” on every program she has worked on over the years has “earned her enormous respect from her colleagues and listeners alike.” “We wish her all the best with future endeavours,” says Mannix.

Whilst Haultain’s final broadcast date is Friday 17 December, she is expected to turn up in various fill in and guest roles at various times in the future.