Brooke Boney quits Channel 9’s Today show and announces new move

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Brooke Boney announced she was leaving the Today show.
Brooke Boney announced she was leaving the Today show. Credit: Channel 9

Today show presenter Brooke Boney will be leaving the breakfast program and moving to England to study at Oxford University.

Boney announced the news on the desk on Friday’s show.

gen Oz Day Today show - discussion about Australia Day on Channel 9 Today Show Brooke Boney. 
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She said, “I have some very big news for you this morning. I’ve been offered a place at Oxford University later this year which means I’ll be leaving the show after the Olympics.

“I don’t want to go into too much right now because there will be plenty of time for goodbyes and thank yous but I just wanted to share that good/bad news with you this morning. It’s been a dream of mine to study at an overseas university and it feels like the right time to take that step.

“I’m so grateful to be able to come here every day and I love you all so much so it’s made the decision really difficult but it just means you’ll have to plan trips to the UK to come visit me.”

After her colleagues Sarah Abo, Karl Stefanovic and Tom Cullen gave their support, she added, “I feel like I’m going to cry”.

She expanded, “I love coming in here, it’s the most fun job in the world. We get to come in and hang out with each other every day but I’m also really excited to see what’s out there in the world. My head is spinning right now, my heart is beating really fast.”

The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris this year, from July 26 until August 11. She posted on Instagram that she will be leaving Today in September.

Boney, a Gamilaroi woman, told nine.com.au that she was going to study a masters of public policy. She started her onscreen career as a Canberra-based political reporter for SBS’s NITV in 2013.

Before joining Today in 2019 as an entertainment correspondent, Boney was a newsreader for ABC’s Triple J radio network.

In one of her first appearances on Today, she advocated for a changing of the date of Australia Day.

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