The extremely good Zan Rowe has this morning announced a shift in jobs, with 2017 officially set to be her last behind the microphone at Triple J.
The long-time Triple J Mornings host revealed she will be moving across to the slightly-more-adult-oriented Double J, taking her hugely popular show – as well as regular segment Take 5 – with her.
Rowe has been with Triple J for the past 13 years, with the last ten of those in the hosting chair at Triple J Mornings, where she has been a fixture of the J’s programming schedule.
An emotional Rowe announced her move down the hall on the air this morning, at once both sad to be leaving her beloved Triple J, and simultaneously elated to be starting a “new dream job” at the sister station down the hall. In a statement issued shortly after her announcement Rowe thanked the listeners for sticking by her throughout her tenure at Triple J.
Thirteen years ago, I found my dream job at triple j and for the past ten years I’ve been privileged to be the custodian of the triple j Mornings show. triple j is an incredible, national community and the bond that lives between our audience and presenters is a rare gift. I’m so honoured to have been given the chance to discover and share my favourite music with you guys. As I close the door on this chapter, I open the next, and wander down the hallway to our sister station to kick off a brand new Mornings show. It’s time for a new dream job and I can’t wait to discover and share the best new music with you on Double J.
In addition to the new show on Double J, Rowe will also be moving into a broader role as ABC Music Correspondent, which will see her conduct artist interviews and profiles for ABC News Breakfast and The Mix. This is in addition to semi-regular appearances on the film panel show Screen Time, and the continuation of her regular podcast Bang On with Myf Warhurst.
Triple J is set to announce Zan’s replacement on Mornings this Wednesday when the station reveals their 2018 lineup.