Who is Richard Wilkins' replacement?

Alicia Vrajlal
Entertainment Editor

On Friday it was announced Brooke Boney would be joining the Today show team as entertainment correspondent, and will be mentored by Channel Nine’s entertainment editor Richard Wilkins who previously held the role.

Her appointment will no doubt be a shakeup for the breakfast TV show, which also said goodbye to Karl Stefanovic earlier this week.

A proud Gamilaroi woman, Brooke hails from New South Wales and has proudly promoted her Indigenous culture throughout her career so far. 

On Friday it was announced Brooke Boney would be joining the Today show team as entertainment correspondent. Photo: Instagram/boneybrooke
Richard Wilkins has been Today’s entertainment correspondent for a very long time. Photo: Channel Nine

In November it was announced Brooke was leaving Triple J after working there as a newsreader for two years, but would be staying with the ABC to work on content across other areas of the business.

She started every bulletin by saying ‘Yaama’, translating to ‘Hello’ in Gamilaroi – the language of her people in Northern New South Wales.

“I’m really going to miss waking up with all of you and my lovely mates Ben and Liam but I’m super excited to be working on some new stuff across other parts of the ABC!” she said in an official statement at the time.

She is a proud  Gamilaroi woman, Brooke hails from New South Wales. Photo: Instagram/boneybrooke
She has proudly promoted her Indigenous culture throughout her career so far.  Photo: Instagram/boneybrooke

“I have always been a triple j listener and (like many of you) feel like it formed a big part of who I am today, so it’s been a real honour.”

She has also previously worked at SBS and NITV.

On Friday Nine news and current affairs director Darren Wick confirmed Triple J’s Brooke Boney will join Today as entertainment correspondent next year, and will be working closely with Richard, who will remain entertainment editor at Nine, but have a greater role on Today Extra that airs after 9am.

She has also previously worked at SBS and NITV. Photo: SBS

“I’m really thrilled to be joining the team and so excited to be working alongside Richard Wilkins. He’s such a legend in the business,” 31-year-old Indigenous reporter Boney said in a statement.

“It’s such an exciting time to be joining Nine and am looking forward to learn from everyone on the Today team. As a young girl growing up in the country I watched Today so it’s really awesome to know it’ll be my new home.”

Photo: Instagram/boneybrooke

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