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Seven News reporter Olivia Leeming confirms she is leaving her ‘dream job’


Glamorous Seven News reporter Olivia Leeming confirms she is leaving her ‘dream job’ to move to Bangkok


She’s one of Channel Seven’s most glamorous journalists.

And after five years as federal political reporter, Olivia Leeming has left the network to continue her career in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Canberra correspondent confirmed her departure on Wednesday in a statement to industry newsletter Telum Media.

Farewell: After five years as federal political reporter for Seven News, Olivia Leeming has left the network to continue her journalism career in Bangkok, Thailand

Olivia will be ‘freelancing throughout Asia for the next three years’.

It comes two days after she shared an emotional post on Instagram farewelling her Seven News colleagues.

‘Nearly five years after accepting my dream job in Seven’s Parliament House bureau, it’s time to embark on a new adventure,’ she began.

‘This week I’ll be heading to Bangkok (camera and laptop in tow) to find stories across Asia in the midst of a pandemic.’

Olivia went on to say her ‘love of federal politics will never fade’.

Moving on: The Canberra correspondent confirmed her departure on Wednesday in a statement to industry newsletter Telum Media. Pictured outside Parliament House

Moving on: The Canberra correspondent confirmed her departure on Wednesday in a statement to industry newsletter Telum Media. Pictured outside Parliament House

She then reflected on the news events she covered during her five years at Seven.

‘Covering the decisions that impact all Australians and attempting to hold those in power to account has been an immense privilege,’ she said.

‘I covered my first federal budget in 2012 as a junior radio reporter and first federal election in 2013 before officially joining the press gallery the following year.

‘In 2016, I traded in my radio mic to join the incredible Seven bureau.’

New horizons: Olivia will be 'freelancing throughout Asia for the next three years'

New horizons: Olivia will be ‘freelancing throughout Asia for the next three years’ 

She finished off her heartfelt post by paying tribute to her Canberra crew.

‘While I’ll miss the chaotic corridors, leadership spills and campaign trails, it’s even more difficult to farewell my amazing colleagues,’ she said.

‘An entire team works tirelessly behind the scenes each day to ensure each story and live cross makes it to air. They’re the best in the business.’ 

'Best in the business': Two days ago Olivia shared an emotional post on Instagram farewelling her Seven News colleagues (pictured)

‘Best in the business’: Two days ago Olivia shared an emotional post on Instagram farewelling her Seven News colleagues (pictured)

Olivia was soon inundated with well-wishes from her co-workers.

‘Congratulations Liv and travel well. Looking forward to crossing to you from Asia!’ Seven News anchor Michael Usher wrote.

‘You are so adored on our screens, Olivia! Pure Talent! Best wishes with this next chapter! I’m just glad we’ll still be seeing you!’ presenter Kendall Gilding added.

Olivia will continue to work with Seven on a freelance basis while living overseas. 

Congratulations: Olivia was soon inundated with well-wishes from her co-workers

Congratulations: Olivia was soon inundated with well-wishes from her co-workers

Bye for now: Olivia will continue to work with Seven on a freelance basis while living overseas

Bye for now: Olivia will continue to work with Seven on a freelance basis while living overseas

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