Brooke Boney praises the Today show for diversifying television since hiring new co-host Sarah Abo

Brooke Boney praises the Today show for diversifying television since hiring new co-host Sarah Abo

Brooke Boney praises the Today show for diversifying breakfast TV after naming new co-host Sarah Abo

Brooke Boney, 35, has praised the Today Show for becoming more diverse since co-host Sarah Abo, 36, stepped into her new role this week.

Explaining that she and Sarah don’t take their positions for granted, the entertainment presenter, who is a proud Gomeroi woman, told TV Tonight: “It’s really very special and very cool that we get to do this.”

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia when she was four, received a call from Brooke on Monday following her debut as the presenter of the Today show.

Brooke Boney (right), 35, has praised the Today Show for becoming more diverse since co-host Sarah Abo, 36, stepped into her new role this week. Photographed with entertainment presenter co-host Richard Wilkins

According to Brooke, the pair were “reflecting” on what it meant for both of them to have such high-profile roles on the television morning show.

Explaining that television is about representation, she said: “You have to have a reason to throw yourself into the television world so much.

“For me it’s about representation because when I was younger there weren’t any Blackfellas who were part of news and current affairs programs or breakfast TV.”

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia when she was four, received a call from Brooke on Monday following her debut as the presenter of the Today show

Sarah, who was born in Syria and moved to Australia when she was four, received a call from Brooke on Monday following her debut as the presenter of the Today show

Brooke recalled how her grandparents were not allowed to be seen during the day, but now the tables have drastically turned as she now greets everyone every morning.

The 35-year-old admitted that the feeling is always close to her heart.

“It never escaped me how important and how special this is.”

Action: Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would replace Allison Langdon on the Today Show alongside Karl Stefanovic

Action: Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would replace Allison Langdon on the Today Show alongside Karl Stefanovic

This year Brooke celebrates her fifth year with Today.

Channel Nine announced in November that Sarah, a former 60 Minutes reporter, would replace Allison Langdon on the Today show alongside Karl Stefanovic.

Back then, in a press release, Sarah expressed her excitement at joining the team in such an informative and fun role.

Milestone: This year Brooke celebrates her fifth year with Today.  Pictured with co-host Alex Cullen

Milestone: This year Brooke celebrates her fifth year with Today. Pictured with co-host Alex Cullen