Neil Breen’s debut marks return to local on 4BC Brisbane breakfast

Staff Writer

The city of Brisbane has awoken to a new local breakfast show on 4BC.

The arrival of journalist Neil Breen, who replaces out-going host Alan Jones, flags another fresh start for Nine this week and a welcomed return to city-centric programming for listenrs.

Breen has been one of Nine’s most senior sports reporters and presenters for a number of years, following a distinguished career in newspapers.

He joined Nine at the end of 2012 as executive producer of the Today Show and has since been a sports reporter in Sydney and the network’s various sports shows.

The broadcaster has moved “home” to Brisbane after Tom Malone named him the new host of 4BC Brisbane breakfast last month, debuting on-air today with a tribute to Jones’ career.

“On Friday, the break Alan Jones retired after an unparalleled, unprecedented 35-year career in radio,” said Breen. “Jones rewrote the record book when it came to radio.”

Been also said he was “very very proud to be here”, promising to tackle the serious issues and to have some fun along the way.

Former drive host Ben Fordham also made his debut on 2GB Sydney breakfast today.

Listen to Breen’s first break on 4BC Brisbane breakfast:

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Captain Obvious
1 Jun 2020 - 11:52 am

One of the most terrible introductions/openers to a new program I’ve ever heard.
And why spend the first 5 minutes talking about the previous host…
And then another 3 minutes on the hosts cv…

2 Jun 2020 - 5:46 am

Neil BREEN is absolutely hopeless
Forced me to the ABC

L morris
2 Jun 2020 - 6:14 am

Listened to Neil Green’s show for one hour yesterday to many adds slot off words but no content. BORING. Switched to Ben Gordan full off adds and football flat and BORING. Always listen to radio from 5.30am ToDay not turning on radio. Very disappointing

2 Jun 2020 - 2:17 pm

had a headache after giving Neil 2 mornings……his whinney voice won’t be heard in my house again…

Mark Wise
2 Jun 2020 - 3:11 pm

Have a listen to how many times the bloke says “right” at the end of a sentence. It is so condecending to listeners.

Pauline Rose
2 Jun 2020 - 10:10 pm

This is very likely a difficult week for Neil Breen. Need to give him a chance – he has a very good resume. The only tip I would give is to listen to callers – don’t talk over them. Listen and you will learn.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:42 pm


Thats it for.



Judi Francis
3 Jun 2020 - 1:40 pm

Enjoyed your program this morning Neil. Especially your interview with Dr Mark Loan! He is such a great man ..helping our indigenous folk in FNQ etc.
He has also been my husbands eye doctor for decades, looking after his glaucoma, cataracts and pterygiums My husband has the utmost respect for Dr Loan. Thankyou for having him on your show and we wish you the best of luck for the future!

Joan Waterreus
3 Jun 2020 - 4:37 pm

Can’t listen to that uneducated voice. Dreadful grammar. We need another Alan Jones

10 Jun 2020 - 10:57 am

Not the same he is rude full of himself switch station while he is on bring Ben Fordham in those hours

susan Davis
10 Jun 2020 - 4:43 pm

sorry 4BC. We need a slower and gentler voice in the mornings. Ive gone to sky news on the telly for the hrs that Neil Breen is on. No offence to the man but you can tell he is a sports person.

Annie Burnett
26 Jun 2020 - 9:11 am

Neil Breen is not my cup of tea. Loudmouthed with no research. Too full of himself. Sounds like a yobbo. Please put Ben Fordham on for Queensland. At least Ben listens to people.

Tania Cole
18 Jul 2020 - 3:36 pm

I’ve moved from Triple M to Neil Breen! Love the content – great start to the morning
Keep up the great work!

Helen G
16 Oct 2020 - 3:21 pm

Loving it! Sincere, refreshing and knowledgeable.


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