Julie-anne Sprague is the new host of the “Afternoons” show on Perth’s 6PR.
She replaces Steve Mills, who moved into the 6PR Breakfast slot alongside Karl Langdon to form the “Millsy and Karl” show late last year.
Sprague starts her new role on April 17.
She said she’s looking forward to joining the incredible broadcast team.
“As a former WA bureau chief for The Australian Financial Review, I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the issues that matter to the people of Perth, to keep people informed and entertained and to have a bit of a laugh along the way,” she said.
“While I’ve spent 20 years in the newspaper game, I have a long association with 6PR. I owe a vote of thanks to the hugely talented and pugnacious Bob Maumill, who alomost a decade ago took me under his wing and showed me the broadcast craft he was the master at. More recently I got to have a bit of fun with Millsy when he say in the “Afternoons” chair.
“It’s such a pleasure talking to the program’s listeners and I very much value all their tips and advice, especially as I navigate life as a working mum with a young child.”
Emily White, 6PR content manager, said Sprague had been a great contributor to the station for many years, and she was now excited to welcome the journalist to the Afternoons program.
“In her reporting career, Julie-anne has covered everything from the WA mining industry, government policy to food and wine, plus she’s a mad footy fan and loves to have a laugh so our listeners are in for a real treat.
“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Jo McManus who has very kindly stepped in to host “Afternoons” since Millsy’s move to “Breakfast” in November. Jo will remain a vital part of 6PR and the “Arvos” show, filling-in when Julie-anne is on leave.”
In addition to roles with The Australian Financial Review, including editing the Rich List, Sprague has been a panellist on ABC Radio and hosted the “How I Made It” podcast.