Caroline Wilson has stepped down as chief football writer at The Age.
Wilson, who will stay at The Age as a regular columnist and podcaster, had held the position for 19 years, winning two Walkley awards.
She will be replaced by Jake Niall, who worked at The Age for 20 years before moving to Fox Sports to cover AFL for the last two years.
"It's been a great privilege to have spent the past two decades covering the greatest sport in the world at one of the world's best newspapers," Wilson told The Age.
"Although this is a melancholy day for me I'm so happy to be continuing as a contributor to The Age.
"Writing a weekly column during the football season and being involved with the podcast is the ideal transition for me to do other things and I'm so proud to be handing over the baton to my great friend and long-time colleague Jake Niall."