This Week's Media Movements
2GB’s Alan Jones returned to air this week after spending time in Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital recovering from crippling back pain.
Free TV Australia chairman, Harold Mitchell, has resigned from his position following recent allegations of corporate misconduct during his time as a board member at Tennis Australia. Harold was the founder of Mitchell & Partners and previously was the executive chairman of Aegis Media Asia Pacific.
Former Labor politician Sam Dastyari is currently the fill-in host for Triple M’s Nightshift. Sam is covering for regular host Luke Bona who is on a two-week break starting Monday 19th November. Sam was previously a regular on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show where he took listeners behind the inner workings of Australian politics.
Dan Wilkie has returned to Business News as an associate editor. Dan was previously chief-of-staff and journalist at Business News for over eight years before leaving in 2017 to join Australia China Business Review as editor-in-chief.
SBS has announced TV veteran Noni Hazlehurst will host a new documentary series called My Family Secret which is expected to explore the complex multicultural history of everyday Australians.
Paul Bevan has announced he is retiring from hosting Drive at ABC Newcastle. Paul began his radio career in 1986 and has presented the afternoon Drive program for the past eight years. Paul's last show will be on 14th December.
Scott Menz is the new music director at Brisbane's Triple M. Scott was most recently the executive producer for Triple M's The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin & The Moonman. His earlier roles in radio include assistant music director at Nova 100 FM, and content director and music director for Central Coast's Star 104.5.