This Week's Media Movements
Nicole Sheffield has been appointed to lead the ABC Advisory Council
ABC Chair Ita Buttrose announced that Nicole would take on the role on a part-time basis. She is also the Community & Consumer executive general manager at Australia Post.
Michael Koziol is the new deputy editor of The Sun-Herald
Michael has been a journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald since 2014. Michael will continue to write about state and national issues in his new role.
Michael Roddan is leaving his role as a reporter at The Australian
Michael has announced he is moving to The Australian Financial Review in April.
Jo Palmer is departing Seven Tasmania News
After 18 years as the anchor for the Nightly News segment, Jo has announced her departure. Southern Cross Austereo is yet to decide on a replacement for the position.
Chris Morris has left the Otago Daily Times over a suppressed story
The senior journalist has quit after spending an alleged six months failing to publish what he believed was a “worthy story”. He now works at Dunedin City Council.
Michael Hing to take over from Veronica Milsom on triple j Drive
Michael has been announced as Lewis Hobba’s new co-host and kicks off his new role on Monday, 24th February.
Adolfo Aranjuez is stepping down from his role as editor at Metro Magazine
Adolfo was with Australia's oldest film and media periodical for 7 years and is looking for a new role.
Christie Hayes has departed i98FM’s Breakfast show
Christie has stepped down as a co-host to spend more time with her family. Mornings presenter Lyndal Rogers will switch from Breakfast to replace Christie until further notice.
Gus Worland has returned to Triple M Sydney to co-host the rebooted Dead Set Legends
Gus joins Wendell Sailor and Jude Bolton for a revival of the popular radio chat show that was axed in 2016 after 19 years on air.
Fox Sports ends its 25-year broadcasting partnership with Rugby Australia
After months of talks regarding the fate of rugby union, the broadcasters have decided they will no longer air the sporting code. Rugby Australia are now in talks with Optus about signing a new deal.
Nicole Bence joins Seven as network digital sales director
Nicole is replacing James Bayes following his recent departure. Nicole will commence her role on Monday, 10th February.
Charlie Albone is departing Selling Houses Australia
After 13 years working on the series as a landscape designer, one of the show’s original cast members has revealed he will not be returning after season 13.
Channel 7’s quiz show The Chase is put on hold amid Andrew O’Keefe’s health issues
Production for the 2020 season will be delayed as Andrew manages issues related to his health.
James Weir’s Not Here To Make Friends has made a return
The biweekly podcast and Facebook live stream is back on news.com.au to recap everyone’s favourite reality TV shows.
SBS announces hosting lineup for its live coverage of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Joel Creasey, Narelda Jacobs, Courtney Act and Zoe Coombs Marr will take the helm of Oceania’s largest pride event on Saturday, 29th February at 7.30pm.
Michelle Wood is the new head of executive communications at News Corp Australia
Michelle moves from Uber where she was director of communications in Australia and New Zealand.
Dana Hamilton will join 2DayFM as an announcer and producer
Dana is a recent graduate of AFTRS and will produce Ash London LIVE and The Danny Lakey Late Show for the radio station.
Disney will pull its children’s channels from Foxtel at the end of February
Foxtel will lose the Disney Channel and Disney Junior from its catalogue as content returns to the recently launched Disney+ streaming service.
Women’s Footy will return to Channel Nine from Sunday
The AFLW’s only dedicated program will see The Block star and former pro netballer Bianca Chatfield host alongside Herald Sun sports journalist Lauren Wood.
digitalDrummer reaches 10-year milestone
The drum technology magazine’s February 2020 edition features their Readers’ Choice Awards.