After almost 12 years in the role, Leigh Sales will present her final LIVE edition of 7:30 tonight on ABC
Sales was appointed 7.30 anchor in December 2010 and her first edition of the program was in March 2011.
Since then she has covered the terms of five Prime Ministers, anchored nine federal budgets and three federal elections, and been the face of many major primetime news events for the ABC, including the death of Nelson Mandela and the election of Donald Trump.
She has interviewed hundreds of leaders, newsmakers, celebrities and other people of note at home and abroad.
As part of the celebration of her career, The ABC will also present a special Friday night edition of 7:30 looking back on some of her most memorable interviews. The TV special will also take viewers behind the scenes with never-before-seen footage.
ABC Managing Director David Anderson described Sales as an exceptional journalist who was respected by audiences and all sides of politics.
“Leigh’s integrity, intellect and courage are evident in everything she does,”
“Our audiences have always seen Leigh as a journalist and broadcaster who challenges her subjects and asks the questions we all want answers to. I’m really looking forward to the next stage of her career here at the ABC.”