Welcome, Ruby Jones and Osman Faruqi

November 27, 2019

Ruby Jones and Osman Faruqi join Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am.

Schwartz Media is thrilled to announced that 7am will return in 2020 with Ruby Jones as host and Osman Faruqi as editor. The daily news podcast has had an extraordinary first year, and is looking forward to returning with a new line-up.

New host Ruby Jones has worked as a journalist at the ABC since 2012, where she has been on the national reporting team and hosted the seven-part investigative podcast series Unravel: Barrenjoey Road. Jones is currently writing a book based on the series, and is a finalist for best radio feature at this year’s Walkley Awards.

New editor Osman Faruqi is currently the deputy editor of ABC Life and an award-winning reporter with the ABC’s investigative audio program, Background Briefing. He is the former political editor at Junkee, and is currently writing a book on racism and the far-right in Australia.

Elizabeth Kulas, the Peabody Award–winning journalist who hosted 7am for its first year, has decided to move on.

Since launching in May 2019, 7am has had more that 2.5 million downloads. It debuted at the top of the Apple charts and has grown consistently since. It has also introduced a suite of new advertisers to podcasting for the first time. Schwartz Media is excited about more growth next year.