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Former Transport Minister takes on Drive at 4BC

Sunday 12 July, 2020

The final shoe, for now, has dropped at Nine Radio with Scott Emerson named the new Drive presenter at 4BC in Brisbane.

Emerson is a highly experienced broadcaster and journalist who served as The Australian newspaper’s Queensland bureau chief and held senior journalism positions with the ABC. He has also served in the Queensland parliament and is a former Minister for Transport and Main Roads.

The Scott Emerson Drive Show starts  Monday (August 10).

“We’re delighted Scott is joining 4BC as we return to local programming in drive,” said Greg Byrnes Nine Radio’s Head of Content. “As a journalist, broadcaster and former Minister he’s well credentialed for news talk, particularly with a state election in October, but Scott is also a proud Queenslander who lives and breathes Brisbane.”

In an effort to bring more local content back to Brisbane, 4BC apponted Neil Breen as the station’s new Breakfast host. Now, 2GB and 4BC Mornings host Ray Hadley is returning to the Gold Coast from where he’ll regularly present his networked program.

"This is an exciting time to join 4BC as it goes even more local,” said Emerson. “I can’t wait to get back behind the microphone and talk about all the issues that really matter to Brisbane. We’ll be breaking news and debating the big stories of the day - local politics, local business, local sport - and hopefully having a laugh or two. If you listen to 4BC Drive, you’ll have the edge in Brisbane.”

Emerson began his career as a cadet journalist with ABC News. He went on to help launch Triple J radio in Queensland before taking on senior reporting and presenting roles with the AMPM and World Today programs.

He later joined News Corp as The Australian’s Queensland bureau chief and State political editor. More recently Emerson has been a regular Queensland contributor on Sky News

He holds degrees in economics and the arts from the University of Queensland and is a Churchill Fellow, for undertaking research at Harvard and in Washington into political campaigning and communication. 
Emerson has been married to his wife Robyn since 1991 after they met as students at the University of Queensland. They have two adult children.






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Max Dev
15 July 2020 - 11:43am
Greg Byrnes Nine Radio’s Head of Content...are you serious about this appointment of Scott Emerson to the drive program on 4BC..really!!
You can kiss 4BC ratings goodbye, you have well and truely read the radio market in Brisbane.

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