Walkley-winning journalist Tracy Grimshaw has signed off from A Present Affair ending a virtually 17 yr run as anchor.
In a cultured sign-off on the present’s conclusion, she thanked producers, crew and particularly viewers for his or her suggestions.
“Thanks to our unimaginable crew who’ve made 17 years really feel like no time in any respect. That is such a great place to work. It’s the sort of workplace the place folks stroll round beaming once we’ve rebuilt somebody’s home or helped jailed a monster who molested them, or helped save their enterprise or pressured a financial institution or a telco to scrap a ridiculous invoice that was the corporate’s personal mistake within the first place, or made an insurance coverage firm cough up the cash folks pay their whopping premiums for,” she instructed viewers.
“A Present Affair‘s critics are those who don’t watch it they usually reminisce in regards to the good outdated days when Mike Willesee would shred some hapless politician, and this system we’re instructed was supposedly ‘intellectual.’ They neglect this is similar Mike Willesee who received Hoges on as soon as every week in his stubbies to style take a look at meat pies or interview a magnificence queen.
Now, we haven’t all the time received it proper over time. A number of years in the past, we fell in love with bra tales. Yep, let that choose you for a second. I hated them. And now we don’t do bra tales anymore. It was a battle to cease the facility going to my head on that one.
“However critically, I keep in mind once I began on ACA, my bosses on the time didn’t like interviews that ran longer than 4 minutes, as a result of they thought you’d be bored. And now take a look at us. Interviews can run your complete present since you’ve instructed us you want that. Thanks for watching them. You have got let me indulge my very own love of a chat and when you hadn’t watched, I wouldn’t have been in a position to try this.
“We’re your present and the million of you who watch each night time know that. Thanks. With out you there can be no us. To our reporters, producers, editors, digital camera crews, unit supervisor, the attorneys, the studio groups, hair and make-up and wardrobe -thank you .To the handful of producers I’ve labored with intently on these interviews over time -thank you. To the 5 government producers I’ve labored with over 17 yr: I’ve discovered one thing from all of you. Thanks. I lastly scored a girl EP 4 years in the past and what a brilliant mild you’re Fiona. To the outdated timers like Carmo, Marty and Brady who’ve outlasted me, I salute yo. To Daria who’s been doing my autocue for the reason that At this time present days. -thanks for being my barometer. I hearken to you groaning or laughing or outrage over there in that darkish nook and I do know that’s what’s occurring in folks’s lounge rooms and we’ve hit the mark for the night time.”
— A Present Affair (@ACurrentAffair9) November 24, 2022
The ultimate episode additionally focussed on the “battlers” that ACA considers a part of its DNA, includeing a follow-up with victims of NSW floods in Eugowra NSW, a glance again to “Rescue Renovations’, and glowing packages from reporters nodding to interviews with Bert & Patti Newton, the Irwins, Bob Hawke, Olivia Newton-John, Reg Grundy… and a Rodger Corser pash.
Tributes got here from Leigh Gross sales, Sam Newman, Hamish Blake, Anthony Albanese, Socchi amango, Peter Hitchener, Kyle Sandilands, Ita Buttrose, Luke Mangan, Andy Lee, Josh Frydenberg, Steve Liebmann, Tony Jones, Peter Overton, Amanda Keller, Jeff Kennett, John Howard, Tottie Goldsmith, Ray Hadley, Nick Giannopolous.
Tracy added, “Quickly you’ll all discover out who’ll be on this chair subsequent yr. Please make them welcome. Thanks on your firm. Good night time.”
— Simon Hobbs (@SimonHobbs9) November 24, 2022