The Project star Hamish Macdonald is set to jump ship to the ABC after being announced as the new host of Q and A.
The popular presenter’s shock move was announced by the public broadcaster on Thursday and comes after stints filling-in for the panel discussion program’s veteran host Tony Jones throughout this year.
Hamish, a veteran news journalist of two decades, will also become a regular member of RN Breakfast’s on-air team in addition to reporting for current affairs program, Foreign Correspondent.
"This role will be a huge opportunity to make the most complicated issues accessible, engaging and exciting for all Australians,” said following the announcement.
"I'm so passionate about telling the big stories of our time through Australian eyes, for an Australian audience.”
Hamish’s jam-packed CV
Following the announcement, Network 10 was quick to congratulate their long-time contributor and confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle he would remain apart of The Project’s panel next year.
“Hamish is one of Australia’s most respected broadcast journalists and news presenters and is most deserving of this prestigious position,” a spokesman said.
“As well as hosting Q&A, Hamish will continue as a valued member of The Project family.”
Hamish’s impressive resume stretches back to the 1990s before he took taking up his first presenting gig with the UK’s Channel 4 in 2003.
Since then the 38-year-old has worked with Al Jazeera English and as an International Affairs Correspondent and with the US’ ABC before starting at Network 10 nine years ago.