Chris O’Keefe will takes the reins of the 3pm 2GB drive show from January 9. He replaces former Seven sports presenter Jim Wilson.
O’Keefe told the Sydney Morning Herald : “The opportunity to do [radio] full-time came up and of course I was not going to say no to an opportunity like that. 2GB has been broadcasting to Sydney for almost 100 years. That’s a pretty serious legacy. I understand that it’s a privilege and there’s a responsibility that comes with that, but I’m very excited.”
O’Keefe joined the Nine Network in 2012 as a reporter on the Gold Coast after a three-year stint at Network Ten in Sydney. He worked as a crime reporter before moving into politics, working in NSW and Canberra. O’Keefe loves breaking news on television, but he says radio offers a different kind of opportunity. He grew up listening to the industry’s most renowned presenters, John Laws, Ray Hadley and Alan Jones.