ABC Friends farewells Fran Kelly from RN Breakfast

ABC Friends farewells Fran Kelly from RN Breakfast

After 17 years of hosting Radio National Breakfast, respected journalist, Fran Kelly, is taking a long break over the Summer period before returning to Our ABC in new, yet to be announced role.

Fran Kelly waves goodbye from her ABC Radio National studio

Patricia Karvelas, which Friends will recognise as the current Radio National Drive presenter and Kelly's co-host on the Party Room podcast, will take over the Breakfast hosting slot in January.

Fran Kelly told the Guardian:

It’s been thrilling, it’s still thrilling. Every morning this week is thrilling. I sometimes think what am I doing? I love this. But it’s best to go before the job takes you.

Fran Kelly has been a wonderfully reliable voice, setting the political agenda each morning, and we are sad to see her go. ABC Friends send thanks for her 17 years of service in the role and wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

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Further information:
Margaret Reynolds
ABC Friends National 
Ph: 0418 181 843