Lee Lin Chin, one of Australia’s most well-known news presenters who was also Australia’s spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest between 2015 and 2017, is leaving SBS.
After nearly 30 years behind SBS’s news desk, Lee Lin Chin will be leaving the Australian broadcaster, and continue with some new projects. She stated the following:
Having spent the bulk of my professional life at SBS, this isn’t by any means an easy decision. I shall be leaving a happy and satisfying role as a newsreader. My friends and colleagues for whom I have fervent respect will be deeply missed.
There’s not one big reason, there’s many small to medium-sized reasons, which for the time being I wish to keep to myself but may talk about one day.
The Eurovision community got to know her in 2015 as Australia’s spokesperson, and became an instant favorite within the fans for her style.
Lee Lin Chin confirmed on her official Twitter account that she decided to resign, not retire.
I have not retired, simply resigned. Retirement is death.
— Lee Lin Chin (@LeeLinChinSBS) July 26, 2018