This Week's Media Movements
Iain Payten is the new editor-in-chief at Rugby.com.au. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, mostly covering sport, Iain has worked at News Corp Australia and the Daily Mail in London.
Also joining Rugby.com.au is Sarah Friend, who will work as a reporter for the website. Sarah was previously a reporter for the Nine Network in Rockhampton, her first role in the industry.
Jessie Davies is now the features reporter at ABC Western Plains. She joins the radio station from The Canberra Times, where she worked as a producer. Prior to that, Jessie was a journalist for The Land, a role she held for three years.
Australian News Channel and the Nine Network are partnering to launch a new 24-hour business, personal finance and luxury lifestyle channel called Your Money. Set to launch later this year, the channel will feature well-known business journalists such as Brooke Corte and Ticky Fullerton.
Matt de Groot is now also a contributor at 9Honey. He will do this on top of his regular role as a news reader at Nova 96.9. Matt is also a columnist at Yahoo!7 Be and a regular guest on Channel 7’s The Morning Show.
Alex Harmon has been promoted to the role of editor at ellaslist.com.au, an online publication informing families of local kid-friendly events. She was previously the digital content and social media producer, a role she has held since 2016. Prior to joining ellaslist.com.au, Alex was the deputy editor of Practical Parenting magazine.
Caitlin McArthur is now a senior journalist at The Swan Hill Guardian. Before joining the paper, she worked in various roles, including a journalist at The Northsider, social media manager at The Essential Caterer, and production assistant at C31 Melbourne.