After a distinguished and award-winning career with the ABC, including seven years as executive producer of Four Corners, Sally Neighbour has decided to leave the public broadcaster later this year.
Neighbour’s other roles with the ABC have included reporting for news and 7.30, overseas postings in Beijing and Hong Kong, presenting Lateline, working as a senior investigative journalist on Four Corners and being executive producer of 7.30.
She has been EP of Four Corners since 2015.
Neighbour said “It’s been an extraordinary honour and privilege to lead this amazing program for the past seven years and to work with the fearless, dedicated team of journalists and program makers who keep it at the forefront of Australian journalism.
“I have absolutely loved the role and the people I work with and I want to thank them all for their tireless commitment to holding power to account in this country and abroad.
“I know Four Corners is safe and strong in their hands. For me, it’s time for a long holiday and some new adventures.”
ABC managing director David Anderson said “Sally Neighbour’s career, both as an award-winning reporter and as executive producer of Four Corners, stands as an exceptional contribution to Australian journalism.
“She has led a ground-breaking team of journalists at Four Corners and under her leadership the program has delivered some of the most important public interest investigations of recent years.
“I would like to congratulate her on all of her achievements.”
After celebrating its 60th birthday last year, Four Corners is the longest-running current affairs program on Australian television. Some of the investigations Neighbour has overseen looked into the banking and financial services industry, water theft in the Murray Darling Basin, the aged care industry, and the NT’s youth justice system.