February 6th, 2006 at 06:38pm
As you may recall from this post a few weeks back, 2GB newsreader Rowan Barker was due to return to work today. I am pleased to be able to bring you the news that he did indeed return to work today, and settled in straight away.
Radioinfo.com.au has more
2GB/2CH newsreader Rowan Barker back at work
06 Feb 2006
Barker back at work today
As predicted by radioinfo on 27 January 2GB/2CH newsreader Rowan Barker returned to work today.
He was stabbed several times in early December during an altercation with two men outside a home in St. Ives.
It’s planned that he’ll ease himself back into it by working half days for the first couple of weeks – up to the end of Alan Jones and John Poole’s shows.
Erin Maher will then continue to fill for him through the weekday morning timeslot.
Macquarie Director News and Current Affairs Jason Morrison told radioinfo: “He started as normal at 5.30am and was brilliant and error-free – just like he’d only had a day off. After 6 he had a lengthy chat on the air with Alan Jones. It’s good to have him back.”
TV crews from all stations covered his return to the job plus a Daily Telegraph crew to greet him as well.
I heard a brief snippet of his work and an interview with him on Seven News this evening, and I must say that he is looking and sounding very well. It’s good to see him back at work after such a terrible and ruthless random attack.
Rowan, best of luck mate, it’s great to see you on your feet again.
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