Kerry O'Brien is leaving the ABC
BROOKLET / BINA BURRA resident journalist Kerry O'Brien has resigned from the ABC.
The Guardian Australia said today O'Brien resigned from the ABC after a 32-year career hosting news programs Lateline, the 7.30 Report and Four Corners.
Mr O'Brien moved to the Northern Rivers with his family a couple of years ago and regularly hosts talks and events in the area.
Speaking to the publication, Mr O'Brien clarified the move does not mean retirement.
"This is not retirement for me," O'Brien said.
"I have more than enough to get on with. It's taken me this long to write my first book so I figure I'd better start now if I want to complete a second. I also have other ideas, which may offer the opportunity to work again with the ABC."
On November 11 the Byron Bay Writers Festival will present Kerry O'Brien on Paul Keating, the visionary, reformer, true believer, rabble rouser and our most intriguing Prime Minister.
Building on the transcripts of the must-watch television event of 2013 ABC TV's Keating: The Interviews O'Brien has gathered an enormous bank of new material for what is surely the most anticipated political book of the year.
For more info head to www.byronbaywritersfestival.com