60 Minutes hires Sarah Abo

60 Minutes will have a new face when it returns next week.

Joining award-winning reporters Charles Wooley, Liz Hayes, Liam Bartlett, Tara Brown andAllison Langdon in 2019 is acclaimed journalist Sarah Abo.

Sarah brings great experience to 60 MINUTES following an impressive career at SBS’s World News and Dateline programs where she covered major international events including the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and in 2016, both the US presidential election and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

In between overseas assignments she has reported headline-making news stories in Australia, especially in her home-state Victoria. These include the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, the official visit to Australia of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the machinations of multiple state and federal election campaigns.

“I’m thrilled to have such an exceptional broadcast journalist joining us, and I have no doubt Sarah’s skills will make what is already the finest reporting team on Australian television even stronger,” Kirsty Thomson, Executive Producer of 60 MINUTES, said.

Sarah Abo was born in Damascus in Syria and moved to Australia with her family when she was four.

“Like most Australians I’ve grown up watching 60 MINUTES. Having the opportunity to now work on such an iconic program is, to be honest, a little bit daunting, but also incredibly exciting,” she said.

Sarah’s appointment ensures the Logie Hall of Fame-winning 60 MINUTES will continue to bring audiences the biggest stories from Australia and around the world.