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Networks scramble to snap up Lee Lin Chin

She’s the iconic SBS newsreader who announced her departure from the network, last week, after nearly four decades.

And it seems that Lee Lin Chin could see herself on a prime time show like The Project the networks scramble to snap up the lauded newsreader.

Confidential reported that Lee Lin could find herself on popular Channel Ten current affairs show with industry insiders claiming she would be a natural fit for the format.

Bidding war? It seems that former SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chinwon’t have any trouble finding a new gig with insiders claiming the networks aqre scrambling to secure her services

‘Her popularity with the younger demographic would be something Ten would be keen to capitalise on,’ the source said.

The claim was given further credence last week when Lee Lin told Ten Daily that she would be ‘happy’ to move to the network.

‘I’d like to point out that, once a newsreader, always a newsreader,’ she said. ‘I would be very happy to read the news on a casual basis in the future if someone were willing to have me…I’m sure i could give ten a ratings boost.’ 

New blood? Confidential reported that Lee Lin could find herself on popular Channel Ten current affairs show The project: with industry insiders claiming she would be a natural fit for the format

New blood? Confidential reported that Lee Lin could find herself on popular Channel Ten current affairs show The project: with industry insiders claiming she would be a natural fit for the format

Fan favourite: 'Her popularity with the younger demographic would be something Ten would be keen to capitalise on,' the source said

Fan favourite: ‘Her popularity with the younger demographic would be something Ten would be keen to capitalise on,’ the source said

However, it seems it it not just Ten that could be eyeing off Lee Lin’s talents with an insider from Channel Seven telling the publication the network has already made inquiries as to her interest. 

‘We have reached out to her through her management and have told her we would be open to discussions about a role,’ the insider said.

They added: ‘she would be a great addition to any network. Lee Lin is so well-liked and can cross so many different fields. Wherever she ends up she will be a huge asset.’ 

Offers? However, it seems it it not just Ten that could be eyeing off Lee Lin's talents with an insider from Channel Seven telling the publication the network has already made inquiries as to her interest.

Offers? However, it seems it it not just Ten that could be eyeing off Lee Lin’s talents with an insider from Channel Seven telling the publication the network has already made inquiries as to her interest.

Having joined SBS in 1980, Lee Lin announced she was leaving the network on Thursday. 

Taking to Twitter to break the news to her legion of fans, Lee Lin was quick to dispel any chatter that she was wretiring.

‘I have not announced my retirement. I am simply not reading the news on SBS anymore,’ she wrote.

She added: I am open to returning to SBS or appearing on any other network. Trust me, I’m not done yet.’

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to networks Seven and Ten for comment 

In talks? 'We have reached out to her through her management and have told her we would be open to discussions about a role,' the insider said

In talks? ‘We have reached out to her through her management and have told her we would be open to discussions about a role,’ the insider said



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