Hutcheon ready to leave ABC

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Jane Hutcheon (photo credit: City of Sydney)Veteran reporter Jane Hutcheon is ready to leave the ABC behind after 25 years at the network.

Hutcheon said she will be stepping down from hosting her show One Plus One next month, with other presenters lined up to host the show after her farewell episode, which will also put her up as the guest interviewee. She also hinted that the run-up to her finale will include reruns of One Plus One’s best episodes.

Hutcheon distinguished herself with stints on Foreign Correspondent and multiple international assignments. She has been the host of One Plus One on News 24 since it premiered in 2010 and has written three books.

“I’d like to say that my mainstream journalism career as a reporter, foreign correspondent and presenter has been a complete privilege. One Plus One is my baby and you don’t leave something you’ve created without a heavy heart. This was my decision alone,” she said.

“I’m leaving because I need challenge.  After years of learning from my interviewees, inspiring people who have created vibrant lives from the realities life deals, I too, want to be a little bit brave. I’ll be working on my own projects, collaborations and will continue to lead tours with Renaissance Tours and the Art Gallery Society of NSW.”

Stay in touch with Hutcheon on Twitter @JHutcheon and on LinkedIn.

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