Several additions could be made to the line-up on ABC’s 7.30 in a bid to increase viewer numbers.
The Australian reports that due to flagging ratings, ABC is looking to add journalists to the show in order to attract viewers.
Annabel Crabb, currently the ABC’s chief online political writer, is said to be one such reporter who may be given her own segment.
Economics correspondent Stephen Long has already been confirmed to join the line-up next month with more journalists expected to be added to strengthen the show’s focus on long-form reporting.
Since the departure of Kerry O’Brien, ratings for 7.30 have dropped as low as 525,00 compared to the 700-800,000 it drew with O’Brien on board.
Current presenter Leigh Sales confirmed last week that she is pregnant and will be taking maternity leave later this year.
Source: The Spy Report