Tony Eastley

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Tony Eastley is an Australian journalist.

Journalism career

Eastley began his journalism career in the 1970s with The Examiner newspaper in Launceston, Tasmania before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1979. [1]

Launceston, Tasmania City in Tasmania, Australia

Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart and the Thirteenth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.


With ABC-TV he spent stints in Singapore and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent. [1]

After returning to Australia he presented ABC TV's breakfast news. [1]

From 2002 to 2003 he was the newsreader of the NSW ABC-TV 7pm news, having taken over from long-standing newsreader Richard Morecroft. [1] He is now the presenter of the local radio news and current affairs programme AM . He is based in Sydney.

Richard Morecroft is an English-born Australian radio announcer, TV newsreader and presenter, and conservationist. He presented the Adelaide News bulletin, before becoming the long-running host of the nightly bulletin of ABC News Sydney from 1983 until 2002. Between 2010 and 2012, he hosted the quiz show Letters and Numbers.

Sydney City in New South Wales, Australia

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326, and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

In January 2014, Eastley resigned from AM to become senior presenter on ABC News 24. Chris Uhlmann was announced as his replacement. [2]

AM, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's flagship current-affairs radio program, is one of Australia's longest-running productions. Its tagline is Ensure you are informed.

Christopher Gerald Uhlmann is an Australian journalist and television presenter.

In June 2016, Eastley retired from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after 37 years. [3]

Personal life

Eastley is married and has two children. [1]

Media offices
Preceded by
Richard Morecroft

2002 - 2003
Succeeded by
Juanita Phillips
Preceded by
Kim Landers
ABC News Afternoons

2014 - 2015
Succeeded by
Kumi Taguchi

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