The number of talented on-air television personalities quitting the network continues to rise in Australia.
In 2023, Seven reporter David Hitchcock announced that he was stepping down from his position.
He didn’t defect to another network, and instead, he decided to take a break from his job and sail around the Pacific Ocean.
In an Instagram post, the 46-year old noted that he was quitting his job to start a new chapter in his life.
He also said that he wanted to spend time with his family. However, there were other reasons for his decision.
He and his wife, Mari, have a daughter named Kaia. Over the years, he worked in different television stations in different countries.
While working on stories about individuals who have been affected by bad acts, he learned a lot.
One of the most important lessons he learned was that time doesn’t wait for a person.
He said that the ocean was calling once more, and he was looking forward to exploring the Pacific Islands and beyond.
He frequently posts videos and photos from his boat on his Instagram and Facebook accounts. One of these shows him working out while his daughter, Kaia, climbed on him.
He also highlighted his work on the Seven Network’s documentary series, The Spotlight.
He noted that he would be working on 14 programs, and most of them would be one-hour shows. Some of these will be his projects as a reporter, researcher, and producer.
According to Hitchcock, he was not planning on giving up his job for good, and he would be working as a freelance journalist.
However, he noted that he was looking forward to spending time with his family and sailing around the world.
His departure from the network follows the mass exodus of other talented television personalities in Australia.
Some of these include Lisa Wilkinson, Peter Helliar, Leigh Sales, and Carrie Bickmore.