Today shakeup: Brooke Boney to leave the show for overseas opportunity

Brooke Boney

Boney: “It just felt like the right time to take that step.”

Brooke Boney will be leaving Nine’s Today Show after the Paris Olympics, announcing the news on Friday morning.

Boney told audiences that she has been offered a place at Oxford University to commence later in 2024, and will be leaving Today to pursue that opportunity.

“I don’t want to go into too much right now, because there’ll be plenty of time for goodbyes and thank yous, but I just wanted to share that good slash bad news with you all this morning,” she said.

“It’s been a dream of mine to be able to study at an overseas university, and it just felt like the right time to take that step.

“I’m so grateful to come in here every day and I love you all so much. So it’s made the decision really difficult. But it just means that you’ll all have to plan trips to the UK to come and visit.”


Boney joined the Today Show at the start of 2019 as the show’s entertainment reporter, making the move over from triple j where she was a newsreader.

Since then, Boney has made a name for herself, taking on gigs such as hosting Carols by Candlelight, joining Will McMahon on KIIS FM Drive while Woody Whitelaw was in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, and hosting the ARIA Awards. 

A year after she took on the Today Show role, Boney told Mediaweek that despite working in breakfast radio and breakfast TV, she detests the early morning alarm.

“I am a sucker for punishment. I don’t know how I ended up being someone who does all these breakfast shows when I am naturally a night owl who loves my sleep-ins.

“One thing that I have found is that I am also a real creature of habit, so it does suit me to have the same bedtime every night and the same wake-up time every day, and to get out of bed and have the exact same routine for five days of the week.”

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