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Virginia Trioli quits ABC Radio Melbourne mornings show

Virginia Trioli is leaving as ABC Radio Melbourne’s mornings presenter after four years in the job. The host announced her departure on Thursday with her last day to be Friday, September 15.

AAP News reports that Trioli came to the job in October 2019, switching from New Breakfast TV co-host, to replace Jon Faine who had spent 23 years in the mornings role.

“Before I returned to work here in April after my long break over summer, I informed my managers here at ABC Radio Melbourne that I needed to step down from this position of presenting mornings on this station,” she announced.

“After a difficult period of dealing with multiple illnesses in my family and also with the realisation that I think you’re lucky if you get even one warning about how long you have on this earth with the people that you love, I now find myself at that stage of life that requires me to live and to work in a different way.”

She will present a prime time television arts show in 2024, she said, and her replacement will be announced on Friday.

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