This Week's Media Movements
Amber Wheatland will join the team at Triple M Breakfast in Bundaberg, leaving her current role at Hit99.5 Sunraysia where she has been for the past six years. Last year, Amber won the award for Best On Air Team with her fellow Hit Sunraysia co-host Michael “Billows” Billings.
Leon Compton is moving from radio to television next week, joining ABC TV news and ABC Digital. However, his move will not be permanent as he will return to radio in 2019. Leon is currently a morning presenter at ABC Radio Hobart. After his departure, Sarah Gilman will take over the show.
Lindyl Crabb has joined Real Living magazine as a senior features writer. Lindyl was previously a mid-weight writer for THE ICONIC. This will be a return to Bauer Media for Lindyl, who previously worked as an editorial coordinator, junior writer, and writer for Good Health magazine.
Brad ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald is filling in for Pete Curulli on Mix 94.5’s Rush Hour while Pete is on parental leave for two weeks. Fitzy is an experienced radio presenter and has spent over a decade on 96FM as a breakfast presenter.
Jessica Lynch is now an entertainment reporter at Ten Daily. She is an experienced writer who specialises in entertainment and celebrity news. Jessica has previously worked at Cosmopolitan, Dolly, Girlfriend and Total Girl.
Triple M’s The Grill Team will be on a break for two weeks. Filling in for them will be Andrew O’Keefe and Natasha Exelby, who have been temporarily dubbed as The Fill Team. Andrew is a well-known media personality, best known for his time as the host of Channel 7's Deal or No Deal, and Natasha has previously worked in radio filling in for Brooklyn Ross on KIIS 106.5 Breakfast. The Grill Team will return on 16th July.
Bree Dwyer has been promoted to executive producer at Nine Entertainment's Today Extra. Her previous role at the show was supervising producer, a role she held for over three years. Bree has also worked at Channel 7 and the ABC in the roles of producer and reporter.