George Hook is retiring from his role at Newstalk 1 year ago

George Hook is retiring from his role at Newstalk

After 16 years with the station, he's leaving at the end of his current contract.

Newstalk have announced that George Hook will be leaving the station after working behind the microphone for 16 years.

During his time at the station, Hook has presented the evening drivetime programme The Right Hook, High Noon, and most recently, Hook’s Saturday Sit In.

Last year, Hook was suspended from air following comments that he made about rape victims.

He then returned to the station as the presenter of a weekend show, Hook’s Saturday Sit-In.

Patricia Monahan, Managing Editor of Newstalk has said: “George has been with Newstalk since we launched in 2002 and in the intervening 16 years has made a great contribution to the station. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him well in his retirement.”

Hook's last Saturday Sit In will be broadcast in December.