Allison Langdon will replace veteran broadcaster Tracey Grimshaw as host of Nine’s A Current Affair, while Sarah Abo has been named the new co-host of the Today Show.
Langdon, who was widely tipped to succeed Grimshaw in the role, has been a reporter at Nine since 2002 and became co-host of Today in January 2020.
Her vacancy at Today will be filled by Abo, a 60 Minutes reporter who previously worked at SBS and Ten. Abo also hosted a debate of leaders during the last federal election campaign, which attracted criticism for its chaotic format.
Langdon, who has previously worked for 9News, Nightline and 60 Minutes, said in a statement that it was “an incredible honor” to host the ACA.
“A show that I love, respect and have been watching since I was in school and Jana Wendt was the host,” she said.
“I won’t lie – it’s been challenging to step into the role that Tracy has filled with such warmth and compassion for the past 17 years. I hope to bring my own warmth and compassion to the show as we continue to tell such great stories.” that matter to our wonderful viewers.
Abo, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia at the age of four, covered major international events during her time at SBS, including the 2016 US presidential election.
She said the 3am starts that come with breakfast television “will be an adjustment” but she was “keen to keep Carl”. [Stefanovic] on his toes.
“I know Allie will be successful in moving to the ACA and I can’t wait to see her in the chair.”
The move comes amid a changing of the guard at Channel Ten’s The Project Three major hosts announced their departure,
Both Abo and Langdon will begin their new roles in January.