She will regularly present World News Australia with Anton Enus during Janice Petersen’s maternity leave and reporting from SBS’s Melbourne newsroom.
Syrian-born Abo was with TEN for five years, reporting from major crime scenes, Victorian bushfires and floods as well as historic moments such a Black Caviar’s final race.
Jim Carroll, Director of News and Current Affairs, SBS said: “Sarah is one of the finest young television journalists in Australia. She shows great versatility being able to cover complex issues and events and brings real personal warmth and connection through her live reporting and anchoring.
“She has excellent writing and reporting skills that will allow her to make an enormous contribution to SBS news.”