Major shakeup on The Kyle and Jackie O Show as powerhouse executive producer Sonia ‘Palestine’ Jahshan is poached by Channel Seven’s Sunrise
Kyle and Jackie O Show executive producer Sonia Jahshan is saying goodbye to radio – for now – and joining Channel Seven’s breakfast crew, Sunrise.
Ms Jahshan, better known to KIIS FM listeners by her nickname “Palestine”, announced the news on Wednesday via LinkedIn.
“A lifelong goal has been to pursue my passion for television and later this year I am delighted to announce that I will be starting a new role as Senior Producer for Sunrise [on] Channel Seven,” Ms. Jahshan wrote.
Kyle and Jackie O Show executive producer Sonia Jahshan (right, with Kyle Sandilands) says goodbye to radio – for now – and joins the Channel Seven’s Sunrise team
Confirming her departure was amicable, Ms Jahshan thanked colleagues Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson for their support over the past five years.
“Over the years, we’ve grown from mainstay to post, breaking records and reaching new heights by delivering innovative and new content,” she wrote.
“Achieving some of the biggest radio ratings Kyle and Jackie O have ever had was one of the highlights of my career,” she continued.
“I can’t thank Kyle and Jackie O enough for their support and confidence in leading their showman.”
Ms Jahshan broke the news on Wednesday via LinkedIn, saying she had long dreamed of working in television. (Photo: Sunrise co-host Natalie Barr and David Koch)
“I will be eternally grateful to them,” she concluded.
Jahshan will leave KIIS FM at the end of the year, an ARN spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
“I want to thank her so much for her contribution, dedication and passion, and wish her the best in her next adventure,” said Derek Bargwanna, KIIS Network Manager.
Jahshan joined ARN in January 2017 as a senior producer. She rose through the ranks and was appointed executive producer in January 2019 following the departure of Bruno Bouchet.
“Sonia’s departure has opened up a rare opportunity to join Australia’s biggest and most successful radio show, and a global search is now underway to find a new executive producer to join Kyle, Jackie and the KIIS team in 2023,” he added.
Ms. Jahshan joined ARN in January 2017 as Senior Producer.
She rose through the ranks and was appointed executive producer in January 2019, following the departure of Bruno Bouchet.
“A global search is now underway to find a new Executive Producer to join Kyle, Jackie and the KIIS team in 2023,” said Derek Bargwanna, KIIS Network Manager. (Ms Jahshan is pictured second from right, just behind Jackie O)