Deborah Knight, the renowned radio host who recently stepped back from her role in the coveted 2GB afternoon slot, is allegedly eyeing the weekend newsreader position at the Nine network. Sources claim that Knight hopes to convince the network that she would be the ideal candidate for the role currently occupied by Georgie Gardner. The insider suggests that Knight's desire to secure the weekend news presenter position also stems from a potential reduction in her current $600,000 salary. Daily Mail Australia has sought comment from Channel Nine regarding the matter.
On Monday, Knight revealed her forthcoming move as the new national host of Money News during her radio show. She emphasized her decision to step back from the role of afternoon host while remaining with 2GB. The media personality also expressed her excitement about having a more flexible schedule that would allow her to spend quality time with her family. Although Knight admitted her fondness for her previous show, she acknowledged the challenges of juggling work commitments and family life.
Reports of Knight's departure from the 2GB afternoon slot emerged recently, citing a significant decline in her ratings as the reason for her dismissal. According to The Sunday Telegraph, Knight was devastated by the news, which she received last week. After achieving impressive initial ratings of 11.4 percent, her market share subsequently plummeted to an all-time low of 6 percent in the latest survey. Rumored contenders for her 2GB role include Joe Hildebrand, who filled in for Knight, and Mark Levy, a fellow presenter at the radio station.
The alleged interest in the weekend newsreader role at Nine appears to signal Knight's determination to secure a position where she has more influence over her work. It remains to be seen how the network will respond to this development and whether it will impact Knight's salary. As of now, Knight is eagerly embracing her new role as the national host of Money News and looks forward to dedicating more time to her family.