Today host Sarah Abo reveals the brutal trolling every women on TV receives from viewers – and why joining the breakfast show was a shock to the system
Sarah Abo says just like any other woman on television, she’s received criticism on social media about her appearance since taking over from Allison Langdon on the Channel Nine breakfast show in January.
But she’s taken a refreshing approach to the online trolling – never taking it too seriously.
‘If it’s something as trivial as what you’re wearing or the way your hair is [styled], who the hell cares,’ the 35-year-old ex 60 Minutes reporter told the Something To Talk About podcast on Friday,
‘As long as I’m doing a good job that’s all that matters.
‘So sure, have a go at my hair or what I’m wearing. I couldn’t care less.’
Abo then admitted her early morning starts were a major shock to the system after working late nights on 60 Minutes.
Sarah Abo, 35, (pictured) revealed on Friday she has faced intense social media trolling since she replaced Allison Langdon as co-host of the Today show in January
Speaking to Something To Talk About podcast on Friday, the former 60 Minutes reporter, 35, admitted she receives daily trolling about even the most banal things, but never takes it too seriously
‘I’ve had to completely recalibrate. I’m waking up at a time that would not be too far off [when I was] going to sleep previously, but I’m adjusting,’ she said.
Channel Nine announced in November that Abo would be replacing Langdon on the Today show alongside Stefanovic.
Abo officially joined the breakfast show, which also includes newsreader Alex Cullen and entertainment reporter Brooke Boney, on Monday, January 16.
‘If it’s something as trivial as what you’re wearing or the way your hair is [styled], who the hell cares. As long as I’m doing a good job that’s all that matters,’ she said
She had been a familiar face to viewers of the Nine show, having filled in for Langdon numerous times last year.
‘I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful and hard-working team at Today, who manage to inform the nation every morning while also having a lot of fun,’ Sarah said in a press release.
She may have one of the most high-profile jobs in Australian television, but Abo has worked hard to keep her personal life under wraps.
Sarah has been married to her husband Cyrus Moran since 2012 and they quietly marked their tenth wedding anniversary in December.
Channel Nine announced in November that Abo would be replacing Langdon on the Today show alongside Stefanovic (left)