ABC radio personality Philip Clark will host a new breakfast program on 666 ABC Canberra from next year, replacing outgoing host Ross Solly.
Clark has over 20 years experience in newspapers, television and radio, previously presenting Evenings on ABC Local Radio and appearing on ABC TV quiz program ‘Flashback’.
ABC Local Content Manager ACT Andrea Ho says she is confident listeners will enjoy having Philip as part of their morning routine.
“Philip Clark is an outstanding broadcaster and someone who has a knack for putting people at ease while conveying important issues,” she says.
“We are fortunate to have him on board and he will be an integral part of our team.”
Prior to joining the ABC, Philip worked as a lawyer, a ministerial staffer and as a senior journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald. He has also been a regular commentator on television programs including Sunrise and Meet The Press.
After several years working in commercial radio, Philip made a welcome return to the ABC and has continued to fill in regularly on various ABC Radio stations. He currently teaches a course in Media Law at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Born in Tasmania, Philip lived in Canberra for 13 years from 1974 to 1987. He says he “loves Canberra” and is pleased to be making the move.
“Canberra was the first place I lived in after leaving home,” said Philip. “I am a great fan of the city and have continued to visit regularly.”
“I can’t wait to start at 666. What I am most looking forward to is chatting with listeners about their region and what matters to them most.”
Philip will take up the breakfast presenter’s chair from Ross Solly, who is leaving the station at the end of the broadcast year to accompany his partner Samantha Hawley and their young family to South East Asia.
Philip’s first breakfast show will be in January 2014.