Laura Meachim has left her role with the ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt where she has been working as a News Reporter since 2018. Laura will take on a new role at Perth marketing agency Marketforce. She tweeted: “Bit of news from me – tomorrow will be my last day with the ABC, with something new on the horizon. I’ve had an incredible experience in the regions, a big thank you to those who trusted me to tell their stories and to those who kindly corrected my pronunciation of their towns.”
Michael McLaren has been confirmed as the new host of 2GB Afternoons, commencing in January 2024. McLaren started his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as a program producer. His on-air career kicked off in 2011, first hosting 2GB’s Weekend Overnight program before taking on Australia Overnights Monday-Friday in 2016. In 2023, he fronted 2GB’s number one rating Weekend Mornings program.