Karl Stefanovic announces surprising new gig
Karl Stefanovic has surprised fans by announcing that he’s joining 2GB radio as a regular contributor to a new program. This is just one more step towards his media comeback.
After being axed from the Today show, Stefanovic avoided the media spotlight and spent seven months on hiatus and away from the public eye.
He made a recent return to the spotlight by attending the Logies last month and mentioned to reporters that he had enjoyed the break.
“Sometimes we push and we push and we push and we don’t know how tired we are,” Stefanovic told reporters, according to Yahoo News Australia.
“For the first part of the year for me it was nice not to do anything, I really needed it after a long time ... now I'm ready and raring to go.”
Macquarie Media Limited had announced on Sunday that Stefanovic is joining the new midday program The Steve Price Show on Mondays.
The line-up of regular contributors includes current Today show host Deborah Knight, Erin Molan, Rita Panahi and Mieke Buchan.
"Afternoons will be a combination of opinion, talkback, breaking news and more," Price said in a statement.
The chief executive of Macquarie Media, Adam Lang, said that Price has presented the Nights program for the past seven years and achieved a rare feat of rating first in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
“We’ve seen how broad Steve Price’s appeal is – and now with 'The Steve Price Show' to air from 12-3pm, a new audience can enjoy his down-to-earth style, from tradies on a worksite to parents doing the school pickup," Lang said to The Sydney Morning Herald.