This Week's Media Movements
Talk radio host Chris Smith will leave Macquarie Media’s 2GB 31st July after the broadcaster moved his shift from afternoon to evening. Before working at 2GB, Chris was a reporter, producer and chief of staff at Nine’s A Current Affair.
The Australian has this week announced a number of new editorial roles. Alice Workman adds the role of Strewth editor to her current political reporter role, Sid Maher becomes environment editor, Ben Packham is foreign affairs and defence correspondent, and Lisa Allen is the editor of The Weekend Australian's property magazine, Mansion Australia.
Rachel Riley is now an assistant editor at the Hobart Mercury. She moved from The Townsville Bulletin where she was most recently a senior reporter and chief of staff, and before that a news reporter and digital lead. Rachel has also worked as a reporter at The Herbert River Express, and as a newsreader at 4ZZZFM in Brisbane.
Former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Natasha Exelby will take up a role of senior reporter at Channel 10 News Melbourne in mid-July. Natasha previously worked as a presenter and correspondent at TRT World in Turkey, a senior reporter and presenter at Network Ten and reporter at the Seven Network.
Angus Livingston has moved from a role as a political writer at AAP’s Canberra bureau to become national economics writer at AAP in Melbourne. Before working at AAP, Angus was a reporter at Leader newspapers in Melbourne, chief political reporter at The Examiner and sports editor at The Advocate, both in Tasmania.
Misa Han has moved to ABC’s Media Watch where she is now a researcher. Before joining the ABC, she was with the Australian Financial Review for five years, where she worked as a business journalist, national news reporter and specialist legal affairs reporter.