Faine announced in January that this would be his last year on air after 23 years in the role. Trioli is thrilled to be taking up the post, returning to her favourite medium.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be taking on one of the most precious radio jobs in the country,” she said in a statement. “Radio is in my soul and I’m pinching myself that this once-in-a-career opportunity has come my way.”
A new chapter starts – my great love radio, back in my life. Come join me later in the year!!! https://t.co/fayAJzIECI
— Virginia Trioli (@LaTrioli) April 30, 2019
In the same statement the Acting Director of ABC Regional & Local, Judith Whelan, said Trioli was eminently qualified for the job.
“Virginia is one of those rare broadcasters who brings insight and clarity to often complex issues and does so with an openness and good humour that audiences respond to,” Whelan said. “Virginia knows the issues, knows the subjects and most importantly knows Melbourne. ABC Radio is thrilled to welcome Virginia back as one of our key presenters.”
— richard glover (@rgloveroz) April 30, 2019
Trioli began her media career at The Age in 1990 and has worked for the ABC since 1999. She presented Drive on ABC Radio Melbourne for five years from 2000 to 2005 and the Mornings show on ABC Radio Sydney for two years in the mid-2000s.