Tingle bound for new job at 7.30

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Laura Tingle (photo credit: ABC Lateline)Laura Tingle is coming to ABC’s 7.30 as the show’s new chief political correspondent.

The appointment is a big change for Tingle, who has worked in print media for the past 35 years, with her most recent job being the Financial Review’s political editor. As part of the new job, Tingle will contribute weekly column pieces for the ABC website, tackling matters such as policy debates. ABC News director Gaven Morris said Tingle has the craft of breaking down political developments into something that the general audience will relate to.

“Boosting 7.30’s editorial firepower is one of ABC News’s priorities this year and Laura is a crucial part of that. Laura brings a depth, sharpness and perspective which helps viewers make sense of these extraordinary times we are living in,” said ABC News investigative and in-depth journalism head John Lyons, who was also Tingle’s colleague at the Fin.

“After 35 years as a print reporter, I am looking forward to exploring the very different opportunities that television provides to report on, and shine a light on, the workings of Australian politics and policy,” said Tingle.

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