Channel 10’s respected political editor Peter van Onselen is leaving the struggling network and returning to a post in academia.
Mr Van Onselen first joined Channel 10 in 2018 after working at Sky News Australia and The Australian newspaper.
Prior to his roles in media, Mr van Onselen worked as an advisor for Tony Abbott and was a professor at Edith Cowan University.
Before the first sitting week of Parliament last month, Mr van Onselen hinted that he had enough of commuting between Sydney and Canberra for the Channel 10 role.
‘On the way to Canberra for the first sitting week of the year. I’ve *only* been doing this for four years,’ he explained.
‘I don’t know how politicians sustain it for a decade or more. We sometimes forget the sacrifices they make!’
Channel 10’s respected political editor Peter van Onselen (pictured) is leaving the struggling network and returning to a post in academia
Prior to joining Channel 10, Mr van Onselen was co-host of The Project, Channel 10’s flagship current affairs show.
It is unclear what Mr Van Onselen’s departure will mean for Channel Ten’s political coverage. The role had been vacant for several years before he took it up.
The station is facing a lawsuit from political reporter Tegan George who claims she was subjected to a ‘sexually hostile, demeaning and oppressive’ workplace. Ms George is suing the network in a suit that names van Onselen, along with several other employees at the network.
Van Onselen (pictured here with his wife Ainslie)
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