ABC Radio Sydney Evenings presenter Chris Bath has confirmed that she will not be returning to the show next year.
Bath said she told ABC management of her decision recently. “It was a very difficult one to make, but I need to find a job with hours more conducive to having my family recognise me!”
Bath said she had “had a ball hosting evenings and working with my little team and the listeners who make the show truly hum.”
ABC Radio Sydney manager Melanie Withnall said the station was disappointed to lose such an experienced and talented broadcaster.
“Chris has been hosting evenings for three years and in that time has grown her audience across NSW and Canberra,” she said. “It was our wish that Chris continue in evenings, but we respect her decision. There will always be a door open for her to return.”
ABC will announce its full Local and Regional Radio presenter line-ups next week, including Bath’s replacement on evenings.
Bath also hosts Network 10’s national weekend news bulletins.