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Dec 14, 2017

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The ABC has appointed Andrew Probyn its new political editor, replacing Chris Uhlmann.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

ABC’s new political editor. Andrew Probyn has been appointed political editor at the ABC, less than a year after he moved to the public broadcaster from The West Australian. Probyn had been a regular on the Insiders panel, and has been acting in the role since his predecessor Chris Uhlmann moved across to Nine, stepping into Laurie Oakes’ shoes. 

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5 thoughts on “ABC’s new political editor … Dasher’s collateral damage … Breitbart’s war on Twitter …

  1. leon knight

    Probyn is one of the few bright lights at the ABC, I hope he has the courage to call out bullshit clear and loud when he sees it.

    1. CML

      Probyn is a right-wing lackey of our appalling federal government…he will fit in very well at ‘their’ ABC. Couldn’t be bothered listening to ANYTHING he has to say.
      Biased fake news anyone????

  2. klewso

    Probyn was funny 10 daze ago(?) – in a muck lather running down “Gallagher’s legitimacy” – before disclosing (with graphics) she’d submitted her (“all reasonable steps”) relevant paper-work weeks before the deadline?
    Since then it’s been pretty quiet on that Gallagher front.

  3. AR

    I had previously assumed that Probyn was just used on Insiders when Gerontius was off having his bile replaced.

  4. klewso

    You know how they could tell it was a filly that Roy Moore rode to vote ….?

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