Alice Matthews departs triple j to co-host ‘The Feed’ on SBS
Triple j has lost another journo.
Matthews won a Walkley Award in 2015 for her reporting on sex abuse in the medical industry.
She has also worked on two publications for the UN on protecting sources and fake news.
With the departure of Brooke Booney to Today at the beginning of the year, Matthews became the full-time newsreader for Ben & Liam.
She has also worked on triple j’s Hack program, and is one of five new additions to The Feed team.
New hires include Buzzfeed documentary maker Tania Safi, former SBS cadet Michelle Rimmer, former VICE documentary maker and Audible podcaster Rebecca Metcalf, and MTV’s David Ma.
Founding members Jan Fran and Patrick Abboud will depart the show.
“If I could dream up the best job right now for a young journalist, it would be this,” said Alice.
“I love the way The Feed combines brilliant journalism with a couple of solid lols. I am so excited to join the team.
“My role will inevitably involve feeble attempts to fill the void left behind by Jan and Pat, while managing Hing’s blatant efforts at a total take over. I can’t wait!”
Matthews also took to Instagram to farewell the triple j news team as well as Ben & Liam.
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There’s been a slight* change of plans. Because you know, sometimes life just likes to spring a bit of change on us every now and again. I’ve been lucky enough to be in a freaking amazing job for the past three years, and the time has come to say I’m finishing up! My last day on Breakkie will be next week and it is devo farewelling the legends @benandliam and @bellejackson_ , not to mention the absolutely incredible triple j news team @marchesedavid Nas and Steph, and of course the powerhouses at @triplejhack. I’m also excited to say I’m heading over to co-host @thefeedsbsviceland ! I won’t delve into the soppy goodbyes just yet, there’s still a week or so to go! But you know what they say… Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like an apple. . . *Gargantuan.
Matthews will finish up on triple j breakfast next week.