Patricia Karvelas will replace longtime RN Breakfast host Fran Kelly in 2022.
Karvelas said she was “humbled” to be stepping into the role after Kelly made the announcement on Monday morning.
The veteran host announced she will be signing off after her final show on Thursday after 17 years with the program.
“I am humbled by this opportunity Radio National is giving me,” Karvelas told RN on Monday.
“This show sets the news agenda for the day.”
Karvelas said it was an honour to step into what she believes is the best job on radio.
“I look forward to setting the national agenda every weekday morning and providing the conversations and interviews that will keep ABC audiences well-informed of the issues that affect them.”
“I have huge shoes to fill.”
While she is excited about stepping into the new role Karvelas said she knows listeners will miss Kelly.
“I’ll miss you as much as our listeners,” she said.
“But I’m ready to take it on.”
Kelly is expected to return to the ABC in the new year following a break over the holidays.
The pair will continue to work together on the network’s federal politics podcast ‘The Party Room’.