Tony Eastley is an Australian journalist.
Eastley began his journalism career in the 1970s with The Examiner newspaper in Launceston, Tasmania before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1979.
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With ABC-TV he spent stints in Singapore and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent.
After returning to Australia he presented ABC TV's breakfast news.
From 2002 to 2003 he was the newsreader of the NSW ABC-TV 7pm news, having taken over from long-standing newsreader Richard Morecroft.He is now the presenter of the local radio news and current affairs programme AM . He is based in Sydney.
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In January 2014, Eastley resigned from AM to become senior presenter on ABC News 24. Chris Uhlmann was announced as his replacement.
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In June 2016, Eastley retired from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after 37 years.
Eastley is married and has two children.
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