Virginia Trioli will not present ABC Radio’s AM program after all, despite being named as the new presenter a few weeks ago.
Trioli will stay with ABC TV’s News 24 breakfast show, and Canberra Political Reporter Chris Uhlmann has now been tapped on the shoulder to present the flagship current affairs show.
Uhlmann was originally a newspaper reporter, covering politics for the Canberra Times, then moved to ABC Radio in Canberra. From 1999 to 2004, Uhlmann hosted Local Radio Breakfast on 666 ABC Canberra. In 2005, he was Jon Faine’s producer for the Mornings show on 774 ABC Melbourne, and in 2006 was made chief political editor for ABC Radio’s current affairs section. In 2008, Uhlmann switched to television.
Uhlmann will move into the AM studio on Monday February 10.