Shock as one of Australia’s most popular radio presenters quits breakfast show
2GB breakfast news reader Natalie Peters is leaving 2GB after 12 years with the network.
Peters said the role has been a dream come true and that she owes her success to the people she’s worked with.
‘Radio is a team effort and at 2GB I’ve been lucky to work with the best team in the business,’ she said.
‘Over the years we’ve always had an incredibly dedicated, talented and caring group of journalists and I’m so proud of all we’ve done.
Natalie Peters (right) is pictured with Erin Molan
‘One of our journalists once commented that when you sit down for a shift in our newsroom you know the person who came before you did absolutely everything they could to set you up for success,’ she explained.
Colleague Ray Hadley described Peters as a ‘formidable woman’ and great mentor to younger staff.
‘As a news editor of breakfast and then news director she hasn’t been scared to confront some presenters who thought her editorial decisions were incorrect,’ he said.
‘I guess they forgot while advice is always welcome in the newsroom , orders were not welcome.’
Peters started out at 2RRR before studying Media and Communications at Sydney University, doing snow reports for radio and TV stations in Jindabyne.
A spell at AFTRS followed before she won the 2013, 14, 15, 17 and 2018 Kennedy Awards for Outstanding Radio Reporting and Best On-Air Team for metropolitan AM radio with Erin Molan at the 2019 ACRAs.
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