This Week's Media Movements
Network Ten is ending its joint venture with Multi-Channel Network and has re-established its own advertising sales department. Rod Prosser will be looking after this department as chief sales officer. He is currently the network’s executive general manager of revenue and client partnerships.
Thomas Woodgate has been appointed the editor of Bauer Media's newly launched monthly magazine called TV Week Close Up. The launch issue will feature an in-depth interview with Logie-winning actress Jessica Marais.
Dee McTaggart is now the Sydney general manager of The Radio Sales Network (TRSN). She takes over the role from Leanne Wotherspoon, who is leaving the radio industry to work in interior design. Dee was previously a senior account manager at TRSN.
Jade Tonta has returned to Wave FM Wollongong as a breakfast presenter and will be joining Travis Winks and Chris Lee. Jade had previously spent over 10 years at the station as a breakfast presenter, leaving in 2014 to spend time with her daughter.
Jennifer Bechwati is now a political reporter at Channel Seven. She was previously a political reporter at Sky News Australia for more than a year.
Sarah Dowling has joined SBS as a cross-platform journalist and will be working on Small Business Secrets, a program that features entrepreneurial stories. Prior to joining SBS, she was at Sky News Australia as the business news producer and creative editor.
Jason ‘Bodge’ Bodger will welcome a new co-host in Cassandra Catsoulis on the Hit Mid North Coast Breakfast show. Cassandra was previously a panel operator at Nova 106.9 Brisbane and prior to that, she had interned at several places including the Seven Network and the Nine Network.