Beloved television personality Larry Emdur has bid farewell to his longtime friend and former colleague Brady Halls as he recently wrapped up his stellar career on A Current Affair.
As the curtain fell on Halls’ remarkable career, Emdur, known for his quick wit and humour, took to social media to deliver a heartfelt yet side-splitting tribute.
While many of Halls’ colleagues delivered moving tributes to the veteran reporter during his last appearance on A Current Affair, Emdur took a more humorous route in a post to Instagram.
“After 845 years in television my old mate Brady Halls retired yesterday. It was a fantastic tribute on tv last night,” he wrote.
“We started out in this business together as wide-eyed goofy kids and it’s almost impossible for us to comprehend we are now “the old men” in the biz. Brady, for decades, has been one of the greatest story tellers, one of the greatest deliverers of joy, one of the greatest pursuers of dodgy builders and one of the greatest mates.
“True friendships in this business can be hard to come by, this guy is the real deal and TV will miss you. Good luck in retirement you old fart.”
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Fans quickly showered Emdur with praise for his touching words while delivering heartfelt well-wishes to Halls as he embarks on his next chapter in retirement.
“Great tribute to a fantastic career,” one fan wrote.
“He will be missed ….what a lovely man.”
“Lovely tribute Larry. Brady is the best,” commented another.
“We will all miss you Brady. You and Larry must be using the same face cream.”
“One of the Best in the Business!… Congratulations Brady and a wonderful tribute @larryemdur.”
Throughout his impressive 35-year tenure at A Current Affair, Halls ventured into a vast array of captivating stories. From illuminating the challenges faced by victims of devastating bushfires to exposing deceitful tradies, his reporting encompassed a wide range of compelling subjects, including the NDIS, aged care, immigration, insurance, childcare, local government matters, fraudulent schemes, community dynamics, and even in-depth profiles of notable celebrities.
Beyond the intriguing topics he had the opportunity to explore, Halls cherished the privilege of collaborating with esteemed hosts such as Tracy Grimshaw, Ray Martin, Mike Munro, and Allison Langdon.
His association with Nine commenced in the late 1980s, when he initially made a name for himself as a promising sports reporter. He gained acclaim for his coverage of the Albertville French Winter Olympic Games in 1992 as part of the renowned Wide World of Sports.
Halls’ introduction to the world of A Current Affair occurred during Jana Wendt’s tenure as host, where he consistently presented captivating segments that became a regular highlight every Friday night.
The network celebrated Halls’ career during a heartfelt farewell episode that featured poignant tributes from colleagues.