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Karl Stefanovic ‘touted for a role on breakfast talk-back radio’ after contract with Nine expires

Is Karl Stefanovic the next Alan Jones? Sacked Today host may have a future in talkback radio after his contract with Channel Nine expires

From his wealth of experience to his outspoken presenting style, it’s easy to see why Karl Stefanovic would be a great fit for talkback radio.

And according to industry website Radio Today, the sacked Today host may pursue a full-time job on the airwaves after his Channel Nine contract expires in 2020.  

The publication reported on Wednesday: ‘Could Karl be transformed from a divisive TV host into a radio shock jock? Industry reports suggest he was strongly sounded out by Southern Cross Austereo for 2Day FM and Triple M Sydney Breakfast.’ 

Is Karl Stefanovic the next Alan Jones? The former Today host (pictured) may have a future in talkback radio after his contract with Channel Nine expires in 2020. Pictured during a recent appearance on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show

Karl, who is no stranger to early starts after 14 years hosting the Today show, could also make the move to a breakfast program on WSFM or Smooth FM. 

A move to Macquarie Radio could be on the cards too, given the recent merger of Channel Nine and Fairfax.  

It comes after The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Karl was keen to ‘branch out’ and host his own breakfast radio show. 

‘He loves broadcasting,’ said a source close to Karl shortly before Christmas.

‘The next stop is for him to branch out into radio and move into a new phase of his TV career.’ 

The publication also claimed that Karl was rumoured to be ‘in the running’ to replace Matty Johns on Triple M’s Sydney breakfast show, The Grill Team.

Next stop, radio? A move to Macquarie Radio could be on the cards for Karl, given the recent merger of Channel Nine and Fairfax. Pictured with Georgie Gardner (right) on the Today show 

Next stop, radio? A move to Macquarie Radio could be on the cards for Karl, given the recent merger of Channel Nine and Fairfax. Pictured with Georgie Gardner (right) on the Today show 

However, it was announced last month that comedian Lawrence Mooney would instead be replacing Matty in 2019. 

Meanwhile, Karl certainly has plenty of experience when it comes to radio.

Over the years, he has made countless appearances on KIIS FM and Nova, as well as a host of other breakfast shows. 

Close, but no cigar! Karl was rumoured to be 'in the running' to replace Matty Johns (pictured) on Triple M's Sydney breakfast show, The Grill Team, before the role went to Lawrence Mooney

Close, but no cigar! Karl was rumoured to be ‘in the running’ to replace Matty Johns (pictured) on Triple M’s Sydney breakfast show, The Grill Team, before the role went to Lawrence Mooney

Good to go! Meanwhile, Karl certainly has plenty of experience when it comes to radio. Over the years, he has made countless appearances on stations such as KIIS FM and Nova

Good to go! Meanwhile, Karl certainly has plenty of experience when it comes to radio. Over the years, he has made countless appearances on stations such as KIIS FM and Nova

Darren Wick, the director of news and current affairs at Nine, has confirmed Karl will be staying with the network despite his departure from the Today show.

‘Karl remains on contract with the network and will continue to host This Time Next Year, which records in February,’ he said in a statement.  

Karl’s deal with Channel Nine, which is worth a reported $3million per year, expires in 2020. 

Not going anywhere: Karl's deal with Channel Nine, which is worth a reported $3million per year, expires in 2020. Pictured on set of This Time Next Year 

Not going anywhere: Karl’s deal with Channel Nine, which is worth a reported $3million per year, expires in 2020. Pictured on set of This Time Next Year 

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