David Speers
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David Speers is moving from Sky News to host Insiders on ABC, showing there's life (and credibility) in free-to-air TV yet. His decision underlines the still very relevant fact that there is nothing like the lure of free-to-air's big audiences to attract talented media mavens.

Speers’ move has shocked a lot of people in the media, but it shouldn’t have (in fact, he was on Crikey's list of predictions for replacement hosts back in March). It is also the latest in a long history of similar moves.