ABC Insiders host announces retirement
Barrie Cassidy, the host of ABC Insiders, is to step down from the program after fronting the program for 18 years.
Cassidy made the announcement after he received the Melbourne Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement prize at the club’s annual Quill Awards.
In accepting his award, Cassidy said will remain with the program until June and continue to work with the ABC.
“I have genuinely loved every minute of Insiders and have always admired and respected the panellists I’ve worked with, and all those on staff who made it happen,” Cassidy said.
“I’ll be here for the federal election before leaving Insiders in June. I then plan to take a break and reboot later in the year.
“I’ll continue to contribute to the ABC – hopefully in quite a substantial way – but recently I’ve come to the view that while I’m at Insiders I’ll never really know precisely what that might be. And I do want to do other things before I run out of motivation and energy.”
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