ABC Broadcaster David Morrow To Briefly Return To Airwaves Before December Retirement
Veteran ABC broadcaster David Morrow will "return to the airwaves next week before joining long-time colleague Warren Ryan in retirement at the end of the season," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Morrow was "stood down following an on-air incident" during the National Rugby League Roosters-Bulldogs clash on May 23, which was "effectively Ryan's last shift with the station." The ABC launched an investigation into allegations Ryan had "made a racist remark, while Morrow was being investigated for finding the remark humorous." Ryan "sensationally handed in his resignation to his long-term employer, fast-tracking retirement plans and effectively ending an association with rugby league that had stretched over five decades." Morrow had to wait "exactly two months for the result of the inquiry into his conduct, with the outcome allowing him a final farewell to listeners" (SMH, 7/24).