Rod Young

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Rod Young is an Australian journalist.

Young currently presents Seven Gold Coast News on weekdays.

Young formerly presented Seven News Brisbane with Kay McGrath on weekends between 2013 and 2016, and on weeknights between 2002 and 2012, during which, after years of steady progress, the bulletin overtook the rival Nine News Queensland as the top-rating news service in Brisbane.[1][2][3]


Before moving to the Seven Network, Rod was the face of news in Brisbane on the ABC[4] where he began working in the late 1970s. Rod has had a distinguished career after starting in radio at station 2GO at Gosford on the New South Wales central coast. Rod was appointed the weeknight newsreader on the ABC in 1985.

In October 2002 he moved to Seven News to present beside Kay McGrath, after long serving news presenter Frank Warrick retired.

In June 2016, after presenting with Kay McGrath for 14 years on weekdays for ten years and weekends for four, Rod Young announced he would be stepping down from the Brisbane bulletin to present Seven News' new local Gold Coast bulletin from Surfers Paradise. He presents the bulletin on weeknights.


  1. ^ Hunter, Clare (3 October 2011). "Seven dominates Nine in TV ratings". Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "SEVEN WINS THE 2009 RATINGS YEAR IN SEQ". Yahoo!7. 30 November 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "50 Years of Brisbane TV-Part 1 Good night and Goodbye: Farewells from the newsdesk.." Kuttsywood. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Aunty's men five shades of grey

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Sharyn Ghidella & Bill McDonald
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