Deb Knight to host 2GB Afternoons in 2020
Deborah Knight has landed the plum role of hosting 2GBs coveted afternoon timeslot next year.
Knight will host Afternoons on 2GB and and 4BC every Monday to Friday from 12-3pm, while continuing to have a prominent role on Nine, as a newsreader in Sydney, and fill-in duties on the TODAY show.
Deb, who will replace announcer Steve Price, began her career in radio and has a long association with 2GB which stretches back to 2001.
"I got my start in journalism behind the radio mic in Wagga Wagga, and I'm really excited about embarking on a new challenge with 2GB and 4BC," the former TODAY show host said.
"There's nothing like radio for making an immediate connection with your audience, and Afternoons offers the chance to look at the big issues of the day and have some fun as well. And how lucky am I – I've got the best of both worlds – continuing with my TV role at Nine in both news and the Today Show. Bring on 2020!"
Tom Malone, Managing Director of Radio for Macquarie Media, said: "I have worked closely with Deb for 20 years, and I rate her so highly as one of Australia's most talented and hard working journalists. She has a big career ahead of her in radio and I'm delighted she's joining the 2GB and 4BC family in 2020."
For more than two decades, Deb has garnered a reputation for being a highly versatile broadcaster who can easily jump between radio and live television.
Darren Wick, Nine's Director of News and Current Affairs, said: "We congratulate Deb as she undertakes this exciting new challenge.
She has an incredible work ethic, is an outstanding interviewer and has a great sense of humour. She'll smash radio out of the park. But she'll also continue to play a significant role on Nine television with news reading duties in Sydney and will maintain a national profile as a regular fill-in and contributor for the Today Show."
Knight will commence hosting Afternoons on 2GB and 4BC from Monday, January 13, 2020.