One of Australia’s most respected journalists, Sally Neighbour, is the new Executive Producer of the ABC’s 7.30 program.
Sally has more than 30 years experience – much of it with the ABC in a range of TV programs, including Four Corners, the former 7.30 Report, Lateline, Foreign Correspondent and ABC News.
She has been a Walkley finalist 15 times and has won three Walkley awards.
Director of ABC News, Kate Torney said, “We are delighted to appoint Sally to the 7.30 Executive Producer position. She is one of Australia’s finest journalists, with an unparalleled reputation for breaking stories and excellent investigative reporting. Her leadership and her passion will be a huge asset to the 7.30 team.”
Sally Neighbour said, “I am thrilled at this opportunity to be at the helm of ABC TV’s flagship nightly current affairs program and look forward to an exciting year for 7.30.”
Sally reported for Four Corners from 1996 to 2009. She has written for The Australian and The Monthly magazine and has authored two books on terrorism and Islamic extremism. Sally takes up the role on Monday, 27 February, 2012.