Chris Uhlmann Quits 730 in wake of Coalition Election Victory
Crashing bore and notorious Liberal loverboy Chris Uhlmann is finally leaving the 730 report in what many are regarding as his “mission accomplished” moment.
Uhlmann confirmed his move to the Gutter Trash this morning, saying: ”My work here is done” in the wake of the Coalition’s election victory.
WON’T BE MISSED
Uhlmann, a former seminarian, began his career as perhaps the oldest ever cadet at The Canberra Times before working as a producer for ABC 774 host Jon Faine. He went on to become a political reporter for ABC radio and ABC News 24’s political editor. He co-hosted 7.30 in 2011 before Leigh Sales was promoted to be standalone host last year.
“I’m sure more than a few people will be glad I’m gone,” joked Uhlmann, who is regarded as a “wet rag interviewer” by political enthusiasts.
He is notorious for giving Liberal politicians an easy ride during interviews.
Tony Abbott praised Uhlmann as a “highly professional journalist.”
Paul Keating slammed him last year for not showing then-prime minister Gillard enough respect in an interview.
Uhlmann will be replaced by ABC political reporter Sabra Lane.