As the curtains close on his illustrious tenure with A Current Affair (ACA), fans and colleagues alike have gathered to bid farewell and extend their heartfelt wishes to esteemed reporter, Brady Halls, as he embarks on a well-deserved retirement.
During his 35 years with ACA, Halls has delved into a wide array of captivating stories. From shedding light on the plight of bushfire victims to exposing unscrupulous tradespeople, his coverage has spanned diverse topics such as NDIS, aged care, immigration, insurance, childcare, local council affairs, scams, neighborhoods, and even celebrity profiles.
In addition to the interesting subject matters he was able to explore, Halls enjoyed the privilege of collaborating with popular hosts such as Tracy Grimshaw, Ray Martin, Mike Munro, and Allison Langdon, showcasing his resilience and adaptability as a journalist.
His affiliation with Nine began in the late 1980s, when he initially made his mark as a young sports journalist. He garnered recognition for his coverage of the Albertville French Winter Olympic Games in 1992 on the Wide World of Sports.
Halls’ initiation into the world of ACA commenced during Jana Wendt’s tenure as host, where he presented captivating segments that became a regular feature every Friday night.
It’s time to say goodbye.
Brady Halls is leaving us after 35 years at Nine.
He started as a newsreader for Wide World of Sports but he joined A Current Affair in 1989 – we refused to let him go!
TONIGHT on A Current Affair, we farewell one of the best after a stellar… pic.twitter.com/2ziNEJKL5c
— A Current Affair (@ACurrentAffair9) July 7, 2023
The network celebrated Halls’ career during a heartfelt farewell episode that featured poignant tributes from colleagues.
ACA host Allison Langdon referred to Halls as the “heart and soul” of the show, while former host Tracy Grimshaw labelled him a “wildly genius comedian”.
The heartfelt tributes were not limited to colleagues alone, with fans taking to social media to express their farewells and share their favourite moments from his career.
gonna miss u! love the way u interact with people!
— 2782me (@2782me) July 7, 2023
What a shame. His style of being sarcastic in his reporting is both funny and ironically confronting
— e8hffff ????️ (@VectorJump) July 7, 2023
All the best ????
— Vivys Travels (@Vivystravels) July 7, 2023
OMG! NOOOO! we need to keep it cheeky ACA
— Bilko (@BilkoTweet) July 6, 2023
Very funny guy!
— e8hffff ????️ (@VectorJump) July 6, 2023
This is so so sad – we wish him all the very best for the future whatever it involves.
Halls isn’t the only long-standing figure to depart the popular current affairs program after veteran journalist Tracy Grimshaw stepped down from her hosting duties following an impressive 17 years behind the desk.