ABC breakfast radio presenter Patricia Karvelas has emerged as a lead contender to fill the hosting position on ABC’s Q&A, following the departure of Stan Grant. The Greek Australian journalist has been touted as the frontrunner for the role.

Grant, a highly respected journalist of Indigenous background, made the tough decision to step down from hosting Q&A due to relentless on-line racial abuse after his panel participation of King Charles’ coronation . Grant discussed the sorry legacy of colonialism and racism that his people had endured under the stewardship of the British Crown.

Grant announced his departure last Friday, citing the need for a break from the relentless racial filth he has been subjected to.

While Grant contemplates his future, it is reported that Patricia Karvelas, the host of RN Breakfast, may be selected as his replacement. Sources suggest that Karvelas could assume the hosting responsibilities for a minimum of two episodes starting from May 29.

Patricia Karvelas is a strong candidate to lead the program during this transitional period. She is known for her astute interviewing skills and ability to engage with diverse perspectives. Karvelas has earned a reputation as a trusted and respected figure in the Australian media landscape.

Her Greek heritage and open support for diversity would resonate with many and foster a sense of inclusivity and representation on the program.

The prospect of Patricia Karvelas assuming the hosting position on ABC’s Q&A show offers a glimmer of anticipation for a fresh chapter in the program’s history.