Neil Breen to host 4BC breakfast following Alan Jones departure
Award-winning journalist Neil Breen will front the new 4BC Brisbane breakfast show.
Breen has been one of Nine’s most senior sports reporters and presenters for a number of years, following a distinguished career in newspapers.
Before joining Nine, Breen was editor of Australia’s largest selling newspaper, The Sunday Telegraph and sports editor of The Courier-Mail and The Australian.
He replaces Alan Jones, who announced his departure from radio on Tuesday, marking a return to local programming for the station in the prime time.
Nine Radio boss, Tom Malone, acknowledged the shift back to local in a statement on Saturday.
“We are thrilled that Breenie is returning to his home town with a dedicated local breakfast show for Brisbane on 4BC,” said Malone.
“Local radio is an important part of any community and we know Neil is the perfect choice to provide Brisbane listeners with the very latest news and information.”
Breen said he was excited to be returning home to Brisbane and the 4BC studios.
“Radio has an intimacy and a connection with its listeners like no other medium and my program will be focused on telling the story of Brisbane,” he said.
“And I want the people of Brisbane to tell us their stories, particularly as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19. I want it to be their show.”
Breen joined the Nine Network at the end of 2012 as executive producer of Today and has since been a leading sports reporter for Nine News Sydney and the network’s sports shows.
He starts June 1 after Jones’ farewell on May 29.