This Week's Media Movements
Shane Lowe is joining 96FM in Perth as its new breakfast anchor and will be heard on the Paul & Lise for Breakfast show. Previously, he was at Nova 919 hosting its breakfast show. Shane has 20 years’ experience in radio and television.
Chris Harrison has been promoted to the position of editor at 10 Daily. Chris was formerly deputy editor, a position he held since the site launched in May 2018. He was previously at Allure Media where he was the publisher of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku.
Chris Kenny will host two new programs on Sky News, including Kenny on Media, similar
to the ABC’s Media Watch, which starts next Monday. He will also host a Monday to Thursday lunchtime program for the channel. Chris is also associate editor at The Australian.
Macquarie Sports Radio has made a change to their breakfast show extending the Sydney duo of Mark Levy and Mark Riddell across Australia. Levy and Riddell already syndicate into Brisbane but will now also reach Melbourne at the expense of current hosts Matt Thompson and Tony Shaw. Present Melbourne co-host Jimmy Bartel will join Levy and Riddell for the final hour.
Laura Bouchet has left WS-FM breakfast show Jonesy & Amanda where she had been executive producer for 10 years. Laura has joined Triple M Sydney as executive producer of their new breakfast show Moonman in the Morning. Laura is a two-time Commercial Radio Award winner for ‘Best Show Producer’.
Melbourne Herald Sun columnist Rita Panahi has joined Sky News political commentary show Outsiders. As a result, Rita has left 3AW, co-hosting her final Sunday Morning show for the Melbourne talk station.
Chris Kearns has joined Sydney’s 2CH for a new nights show Sydney’s Tonight Live to air weeknights 8pm to 1am. Chris has an extensive resume in radio going back decades at stations such as 2UE, 2UW and 2GO.
Ingrid Kesa has joined Melbourne based lifestyle website Broadsheet as its director of branded content. Ingrid moves from Vice where she had been head of branded content since 2016.
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