Long-time presenter Craig Hamilton, drive-time announcer Kia Handley leave ABC Radio Newcastle

Michael Parris
Updated August 11 2023 - 12:13pm, first published 12:12pm
Craig Hamilton at the launch of his book, A Better Life, in 2012. File picture
Craig Hamilton at the launch of his book, A Better Life, in 2012. File picture

ABC Radio Newcastle has announced that long-time sports broadcaster Craig Hamilton and drive-time presenter Kia Handley will leave the station next week to pursue other interests.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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