Sacked Melbourne radio announcer Derryn Hinch will return “home” to the Seven Network to be a national public affairs commentator and reporter.
The outspoken media identity, dubbed the human headline, said at the start of his 3AW drive-time Melbourne radio show that his first gig would be on the breakfast show Sunrise on Monday.
He said he would also compile special reports for Seven News and work for the current affairs program Sunday Night.
Although Hinch has had solid ratings for the all-important drive time show on 3AW, his contract has not been renewed, and he will finish up at the end of the year.
“It was very hard to come back to work this week after being sacked by 3AW,” Hinch told his listeners on 3AW this afternoon.
“I left 3AW 25 years ago to go Channel 7 and I can tell you now, I am doing it again.
“I’m going back as the national public affairs commentator, in a way I am going home.
“I’ll still be the rebel with too many causes.
“I’ll be appearing on Sunrise, on the top rating public affairs program Sunday Night and doing special reports for Seven News.”Hinch said he was lured to Seven 25 years ago by the late failed entrepreneur Christopher Skase and the move from radio to television changed his life.
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