This Week's Media Movements
Michael Thomson will anchor Channel Nine’s news bulletin in Perth. Michael has been with Channel Nine since 1987, and was previously the network's Sports Presenter where he covered the Olympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney.
Mamamia has a new Executive Editor with Leigh Campbell joining the publication. Leigh was previously at Huffington Post Australia as its Lifestyle Head. She has also worked at different publications at Bauer Media Group, including Cosmopolitan and Shop Til You Drop.
Sacha French will be moving with Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek (better known as Hughesy and Kate) to the Hit Network as the new show's Executive Producer. Sacha will be coming from KIIS FM, where she was also the Executive Producer of its Drive show. The new show will air from 22nd January.
Allison Langdon and Peter Stefanovic are the new Hosts of Weekend Today. Both of them will be coming from 60 Minutes, where they worked as Reporters. They will be taking over from Tom Steinfort and Deborah Knight. Tom will be moving to 60 Minutes as a Reporter and will be joining Allison, who will continue in her role, and the rest of the 60 Minutes team.
Digby Gillings is the new Mornings Host for Triple M Melbourne. He was previously an Anchor at SeaFM Gold Coast Breakfast and a Daytime Announcer at Nova 106.9 Brisbane.
Karina Carvalho is moving to Sydney from Queensland, where she will be a Presenter for the ABC News channel. Karina has previously presented for the ABC news bulletins in Queensland and in Western Australian. She joined the ABC in 2007.
Taking over Karina’s role at ABC News Queensland will be Matt Wordsworth. Matt has worked as a Presenter on several metropolitan news bulletins, Lateline, 7.30 Queensland, and national 7.30. He has over 20 years of experience in journalism, and has covered major events as a reporter, including the London Olympics.
Alexandra Smith is the new State Political Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She was previously its Education Editor. She will take over the role from Sean Nicholls, who will move to join ABC's Four Corners as a Reporter.