This Week's Media Movements
Red Symons is back on the airwaves, joining Neil Mitchell on 3AW Morning. He will appear as a regular guest every second Thursday starting 14th June. Red was previously a presenter on ABC Radio Melbourne. However, he is probably best known for his time on Hey Hey it’s Saturday.
Jennifer Keyte will start at Channel 10 Melbourne later this month as a presenter on Eyewitness News First At Five. She will be taking over the role from Stephen Quartermain. Jennifer was previously a presenter at Channel 7 Melbourne, where she had worked since 2003. This role will be a return to Channel 10 for Jennifer, who worked at the network from 1982 to 1987.
ABC News has two new correspondents for its London bureau. Samantha Hawley will become the new bureau chief, taking over the role from Lisa Millar, and Linton Besser will become a Europe correspondent. Samantha is an experienced foreign correspondent, having previously worked as South-East Asia correspondent and Indonesia bureau chief. Linton is currently an investigative reporter for ABC's Four Corners.
Julian Bajkowski is now the editor of iTnews, taking over the role left vacant by Allie Coyne, who departed in April this year. Julian was previously the managing editor of The Mandarin, a role he held for two years. He has over two decades' experience in the industry working at Fairfax Media, Computerworld Australia, and TNT magazine.
Former Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson is the newest addition to the 1029 Hot Tomato morning team, joining Flan and Christo every weekday morning. She will be filling in for Emily Jade O'Keefe while she is on maternity leave.
Candice Hazeltine has joined Hot Tomato Gold Coast as an announcer. She was previously a breakfast presenter at Chilli FM in Launceston, where she co-hosted the show with Dan Taylor. Candice has worked in radio for over seven years, covering the different radio slots of drive and breakfast throughout her career.
SBS Viceland has two new producers, with Mike Clay and Claire Aird joining the channel. Mike was previously the supervising producer for SBS's The Feed, and has already started in his new role as executive producer of the show. Claire is currently an executive producer for Triple J Hack, and will start in her new role at the end of June.