7.30 logo since 2013
|Genre||News, Current Affairs|
|Presented by||Leigh Sales (Mon–Thur)
Sabra Lane (Fri)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||4|
|Executive producer(s)||Sally Neighbour|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||30 minutes|
ABC News 24
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||7 March 2011 – present|
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
7.30 is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme which broadcasts on ABC and ABC News 24 at 7.30pm on weeknights. The program is currently hosted by Leigh Sales (Monday–Thursday) and Sabra Lane (Friday).
In 2012, Uhlmann was appointed as 7.30 political editor therefore stepping down as host.Chris 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 is currently political editor.
Tracey Bowden and Annabel Crabb are fill-in presenters.
Sarah Ferguson and Chris Uhlmann both filled in for Leigh Sales while she was on maternity leave in 2014. Sarah Ferguson has received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from all facets of Australian media.
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 pm, 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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