7.30 logo used from 2013 until 2018
|Genre||News, Current Affairs|
|Presented by||Leigh Sales|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Sally Neighbour|
|Production location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||7 March 2011 –|
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
Matter of Fact
In 2012, Uhlmann was appointed as 7.30 political editor, therefore stepping down as host. Uhlmann remained as political editor until 2013 when he announced that he would be working on a documentary about the Rudd and Gillard Governments for the ABC. Sabra Lane replaced him as political editor, until she left to host the ABC morning radio current affairs program, AM.
In December 2016, ABC announced that Andrew Probyn would replace Sabra Lane as political editor. In August 2017, Probyn moved to a new role as ABC's political editor replacing Chris Uhlmann who left the broadcaster for the Nine Network.
Sarah Ferguson was a guest presenter of the program. She received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from many Australian media outlets. Ellen Fanning, Kumi Taguchi, Stan Grant and Virginia Trioli are fill-in presenters.
On Friday, 28 November 2014 Quentin Dempster announced the final episode of the state editions would be the following week (Friday 5 December 2014), corresponding with his departure from the public broadcaster.
The state editions of 7.30 were broadcast on ABC at 7:30 p.m., with eight separate state and territory specific editions. Each local version of 7.30 was also broadcast nationally on ABC News over the weekend.
- Lallo, Michael (26 October 2016). "Sabra Lane quits 7.30 to host the ABC's flagship radio show, AM". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- Aston, Joe (18 March 2015). "Jo Puccini appointed new EP of 7:30". Financial Review. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
- "Andrew Probyn joins ABC News". About the ABC. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- Carmody, Broede (12 February 2018). "Laura Tingle named chief political correspondent for ABC's 7.30 program". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- "Sarah Ferguson to host 7.30 when Leigh Sales takes leave". The Australian. 5 December 2013. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
- Mathieson, Craig (30 May 2014). "Why Sarah Ferguson won't be easily forgotten as ABC's 7.30 presenter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 August 2018.