Andrew Probyn’s lucky ABC draw

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Andrew Probyn’s luck has changed since ABC management’s decision to make their former political editor and most consistent political news breaker redundant in June.

The unceremonious dumping left Probyn “gobsmacked”, veteran press gallery journalists outraged, and saw Aunty cop heat from both Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton during their customary Midwinter Ball roast speeches.

On Tuesday, Andrew Probyn won $60 in the ABC press gallery bureau’s Melbourne Cup sweep.Credit: Alex Ellinghausen

Right in front of some public broadcaster’s top brass, including news director Justin Stevens.

Hopefully the TikTok traffic – ostensibly where the savings from axing Probyn and 120 other staff would go toward – is worth it!

In better news, Probes has since landed a new gig as national affairs editor at Nine, owner of this masthead.

And on Tuesday, Probyn won $60 in the ABC press gallery bureau’s Melbourne Cup sweep.

Now, the sweep is open to the whole gallery – most bureaus tend to have one – but the irony of Probyn taking home the money wasn’t lost on us.

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