Brooke Boney praises Today show for making TV more diverse since appointing new co-host Sarah Abo

Brooke Boney praises the Today show for making breakfast TV more diverse after appointing new co-host Sarah Abo

Brooke Boney, 35, has praised the Today show in becoming more diverse since co-host Sarah Abo, 36, stepped into her new role this week. 

The entertainment host, who is a proud Gomeroi woman, explained that herself and Sarah do not take the positions they have for granted, she told TV Tonight: ‘This is actually very special and very cool that we get to do this’.

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia at the age of four, received a phone call from Brooke after her debut as Today show host on Monday. 

Brooke Boney (right), 35, has praised the Today show in becoming more diverse since co-host Sarah Abo, 36, stepped into her new role this week. Photographed with entertainment presenter co-host Richard Wilkins

Brooke Boney (right), 35, has praised the Today show in becoming more diverse since co-host Sarah Abo, 36, stepped into her new role this week. Photographed with entertainment presenter co-host Richard Wilkins

According to Brooke, the two of them ‘reflected’ on what it meant for the two of them to be holding such high ranking roles on the television morning show. 

She explained that it is all about representation on TV, she said: ‘You have to have a reason to throw yourself so much into the TV world. 

‘For me, it is about representation because when I was younger there were no blackfellas who were part of news and current affairs shows or breakfast TV.’

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia at the age of four, received a phone call from Brooke after her debut as Today show host on Monday

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia at the age of four, received a phone call from Brooke after her debut as Today show host on Monday

Brooke looked back at how her grandparents were not allowed to be seen during the daylight hours but now the tables have drastically turned as she now greets everyone, every morning. 

The 35-year-old admitted that the sentiment is always close to her heart. 

‘It’s never lost to me how important and how special that is.’ 

Action: Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would be replacing Allison Langdon on the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic

Action: Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would be replacing Allison Langdon on the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic

This year, Brooke will be celebrating her fifth year with Today. 

Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would be replacing Allison Langdon on the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic.

At the time through a press release Sarah expressed her excitement to join the team in such an informative and entertaining role. 

Milestone: This year Brooke will be celebrating her fifth year with Today. Pictured with co-host Alex Cullen

Milestone: This year Brooke will be celebrating her fifth year with Today. Pictured with co-host Alex Cullen

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