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ABC 7.30 title card.jpg
7.30 logo since 2013
Genre News, Current Affairs
Presented by Leigh Sales
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Executive producer(s) Sally Neighbour
Producer(s) Clay Hichens
Phil Kwok
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
ABC News 24
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 7 March 2011 – present
Preceded by Nationwide
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
External links

7.30 is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme which broadcasts on ABC and ABC News 24 at 7:30 p.m. on weeknights. The program is currently hosted by Leigh Sales.


The program first aired on 7 March 2011, replacing both The 7.30 Report and Stateline, and was originally hosted by Leigh Sales and Chris Uhlmann.

In 2012, Uhlmann was appointed as 7.30 political editor, therefore stepping down as host. Uhlmann remained as political editor until 2013 when he announced that he would be working on a documentary about the Rudd and Gillard Governments for the ABC. Sabra Lane replaced him as political editor, until she left to host the ABC morning radio current affairs program, AM.[1] In December 2016, ABC announced that Andrew Probyn would replace Sabra Lane as political editor.[2]

Stan Grant and Matt Wordsworth are fill-in presenters.

Sarah Ferguson[3] was a guest presenter of the program. She received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from many Australian media outlets.[4]

In 2015, Jo Puccini was appointed the Executive Producer. [5]

State editions[edit]

On Friday, 28 November 2014 Quentin Dempster announced the final episode of the state editions would be the following week (Friday 5 December 2014), corresponding with his departure from the public broadcaster.

The state editions of 7.30 were broadcast on ABC at 7:30 p.m., with eight separate state and territory specific editions. Each local version of 7.30 was also broadcast nationally on ABC News 24 over the weekend.

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