ABC NEWS: Home of live and breaking news in the 2022 election year


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With a crucial election to come this year, the ABC NEWS Channel promises to include it all with a recognisable and trusted team of analysts and reporters.

In 2022, the ABC NEWS Channel is the home of live and breaking coverage of all the big news, events and issues happening at home, around the world and on the federal election campaign trail.  

ABC NEWS is excited to announce Greg Jennett as the new host of Afternoon Briefing. At 4pm each weekday Afternoon Briefing remains the daily destination for agenda setting interviews and big conversations about national affairs and federal politics. 

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Previous host Patricia Karvelas, now presenting RN Breakfast, will remain a regular face on the ABC NEWS Channel with trusted analysis on the big stories while also hosting special programs. 

As poll day nears, the ABC’s top political team will bring viewers the latest news and best analysis of what it all means, including Political Editor Andrew Probyn, Insiders host David Speers, Elections Analyst Antony Green, Data Analyst Casey Briggs and the entire Canberra Parliament House team. 

From Monday 31 January the full programming line-up is back with Australia’s most experienced live newscasting line-up: Michael Rowland, Lisa Millar, Nate Byrne and Tony Armstrong (News Breakfast), Fauziah Ibrahim and Johanna Nicholson (Weekend Breakfast), Joe O’Brien (ABC News Morning), Ros Childs (Midday), Gemma Veness and Kirsten Aiken (Afternoons), Karina Carvalho (ABC News Tonight), Beverley O’Connor and Yvonne Yong (The World), Ellen Fanning and Julia Baird (The Drum), Michael Tetlow (ABC Late News/News Overnight), Miriam Corowa (ABC News Regional/Weekends) and Mariam Saab (ABC News Weekends).

Also coming this year on ABC NEWS Channel: 

  • Stan Grant and Yvonne Yong present China Tonight starting 7 March. Monday nights at 9.30pm ABC TV/Tuesdays 8pm ABC NEWS 
  • Chas Licciardello and John Barron return for the US mid-terms on Planet America. Monday nights at 9.30pm ABC TV/Tuesdays 8pm ABC NEWS
  • Ellen Fanning and Julia Baird return with The Drum, breaking down complex issues in this election year for viewers who want more than the headlines. Weeknights at 6pm on ABC TV/ AEDT on ABC NEWS 
  • Kathryn Robinson and Elysse Morgan return with The Business. Weeknights 8.45pm AEST on ABC NEWS / 10.45pm on ABC TV 
  • Jeremy Fernandez presents The Virus on Friday nights at 7.45pm on ABC NEWS and ABC iview – with Casey Briggs, Norman Swan, Sophie Scott and others joining Jeremy to offer a weekly update on the pandemic at home and around the world 
  • On ABC iview, the ABC News VideoLab explainer series also returns, with Jeremy Fernandez and others taking deep dives into some of the key stories impacting peoples’ lives 
  • Tracey Holmes hosts big sports interviews and discussions on The Ticket 
  • We’ll have regular ABC News Specials hosted by Stan GrantPatricia Karvelas and others to explore the big issues facing Australia and our world. 
  • And ABC News will be the place to watch the South Australian and Victorian Elections 

ABC NEWS Channel is Australia’s most-watched and trusted 24-hour news channel with a national weekly broadcast reach of almost 16% of Australians in 2021 plus 250,000 daily livestreams on ABC iview and YouTube.

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  1. If we really have to have Greg Jennet as host for afternoon briefing, will someone please tie his hand down.

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