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ABC 7.30 title card.jpg
7.30 logo used from 2013 until 2018
GenreNews, Current Affairs
Presented byLeigh Sales
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
Executive producer(s)Sally Neighbour
Producer(s)Clay Hichens
Phil Kwok
Running time30 minutes
Original networkABC
ABC News
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release7 March 2011 –
Preceded byNationwide
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
Related showsLateline
Matter of Fact
External links

7.30 is an Australian nightly television current affairs program which broadcasts on ABC and ABC News at 7:30 p.m. on Monday to Thursday nights. The program is currently hosted by Leigh Sales.

History[edit source | edit]

The program first aired on 7 March 2011, replacing both The 7.30 Report and Stateline, and was originally hosted by Leigh Sales and Chris Uhlmann.

In 2012, Uhlmann was appointed as 7.30 political editor, therefore stepping down as host. Uhlmann remained as political editor until 2013 when he announced that he would be working on a documentary about the Rudd and Gillard Governments for the ABC. Sabra Lane replaced him as political editor, until she left to host the ABC morning radio current affairs program, AM.[1]

In 2015, Jo Puccini was appointed the Executive Producer.[2]

In December 2016, ABC announced that Andrew Probyn would replace Sabra Lane as political editor.[3] In August 2017, Probyn moved to a new role as ABC's political editor replacing Chris Uhlmann who left the broadcaster for the Nine Network.

In February 2018, Laura Tingle was appointed as political editor replacing Probyn.[4]

Sarah Ferguson[5] was a guest presenter of the program. She received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from many Australian media outlets.[6] Ellen Fanning, Kumi Taguchi, Stan Grant, Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli are fill-in presenters.

State editions[edit source | edit]

On Friday, 28 November 2014 Quentin Dempster announced the final episode of the state editions would be the following week (Friday 5 December 2014), corresponding with his departure from the public broadcaster.

The state editions of 7.30 were broadcast on ABC at 7:30 p.m., with eight separate state and territory specific editions. Each local version of 7.30 was also broadcast nationally on ABC News over the weekend.

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. Lallo, Michael (26 October 2016). "Sabra Lane quits 7.30 to host the ABC's flagship radio show, AM". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Aston, Joe (18 March 2015). "Jo Puccini appointed new EP of 7:30". Financial Review. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. "Andrew Probyn joins ABC News". About the ABC. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. Carmody, Broede (12 February 2018). "Laura Tingle named chief political correspondent for ABC's 7.30 program". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. "Sarah Ferguson to host 7.30 when Leigh Sales takes leave". The Australian. 5 December 2013. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. Mathieson, Craig (30 May 2014). "Why Sarah Ferguson won't be easily forgotten as ABC's 7.30 presenter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 August 2018.

External links[edit source | edit]

Template:News & Current Affairs in Australia


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