Brutal moment ABC finance guru QUITS live on air – and announces she’s going to go work in finance
- ABC finance expert revealed she was quitting in cheeky announcement on-air
- Elysse Morgan had been presenting latest employment figures on ABC News
- She then revealed she would not be returning by making witty remark at end
One of the ABC’s most prominent finance experts revealed she is quitting in a cheeky announcement on TV.
Elysse Morgan was presenting the latest employment figures when she suddenly revealed she would not be returning to ABC News on Monday.
‘The latest jobs data shows that for the first time the number of people who were fired from their last job is now lower than the number of people who quit,’ she said.
‘And after 15 years at the ABC, I’m one of them. Leaving voluntarily, that is. I’m going to go and do finance. That’s finance.’
One of the ABC’s most prominent finance experts revealed she is quitting in a cheeky announcement on TV
Morgan is a well-known identity on the public broadcaster and host of ‘The Business’, a segment on ABC News dedicated to business and finance updates.
News of her departure broke in early December as Morgan revealed she would join Stafford Capital Partners to work with superannuation funds investing in forestry.
Morgan may have shared a cheeky smile as she made her witty farewell on-air, but she revealed there were lots of tears off camera.
‘My very last broadcast tonight on @abcnews. It took a few takes through the tears. It’s been bloody great,’ she wrote on Twitter.
Stafford Chair Brett Himbury said the journalist would work with superannuation funds in Australia, as well as other institutional investors, ‘to help them realise their net-zero aspirations and deliver great returns for their members’.
Morgan may have shared a cheeky smile as she made her witty farewell on-air, but she revealed there were lots of tears off camera
Ms Morgan, who at times filled in for the ABC’s business commentator Alan Kohler, admitted it was hard to leave journalism behind but was excited for the future
‘Elysse Morgan has been investigating and interrogating businesses and business leaders in this country on ABC TV for over a decade.
‘The fact that Elysse is attracted to building the Stafford business in the Australian market is a great outcome,’ he said.
‘In addition, Elysse’s role as a trustee director and her deep involvement in superannuation give rise to her bringing a truly unique experience set.’
The journalist is a former trustee director of Media Super.
Ms Morgan, who at times filled in for the ABC’s business commentator Alan Kohler, admitted it was hard to leave journalism behind but was excited for the future.
‘I want to be part of the solution to the climate change challenge and Stafford is one of the biggest investors in carbon reducing forestry plantations on the planet,’ she said.
‘I look forward to joining an organisation with a great culture and strong track record in delivering superior returns across private equity, private debt, timber and infrastructure.’
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