7 November 2019
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This Week's Media Movements
Sonia Kruger to depart Channel Nine and rejoin Seven in 2020
Darren Wick will oversee Macquarie Media’s editorial sector
The Today Extra presenter has rejected Nine’s 3-year contract offer and instead forged a new deal which will see her return to Channel Seven.
Nine's Tom Malone appointed managing director of radio at Macquarie Media
Tom, who was Nine’s director of sport, has commenced his new role ahead of the network’s takeover of the latter on Friday, 8th November.
As part of Nine’s operational merger with Macquarie Media, network director of News and Current Affairs Darren Wick will assume control of their newsrooms.
Audible will air podcast series about Rupert Murdoch in late November
The podcast will be recorded by British broadcaster David Dimbleby and narrate the real-life story of the News Corp founder.
Fetch TV and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have launched Australian edition of MSNBC
The US cable channel premiered in Australia on Friday, 1st November and will provide comprehensive news coverage and analysis.
David Schwarz and Mark Allen will return as hosts on the Ox & Marko drive show
David and Mark are set to return on Monday, 18th November, despite Macquarie Sports Radio’s recent move to axe the show.
Paris Humphrey will depart Hit100.7 Darling Downs to join KIIS 101.1
Paris is leaving the Hit100.7 Darling Downs breakfast show in mid-November to join JASE & PJ as a producer.
Kaleb Crowhurst has joined 92.9FM as a production manager and announcer
Kaleb is the latest addition to the Super Radio Network station team in Tamworth and previously worked at SCA.
Fyona Smith awarded 2020 CRA Podcast Scholarship
AFTRS and CRA will support Fyona as a regional student relocating to Sydney to study AFTRS’ Graduate Diploma in Radio and undertake a 4-week internship at PodcastOne.
Bianca Shugg has been appointed group GM for commercial digital at Grant Broadcasters
Bianca will commence her role as a general manager with the regional radio owner on 13th January, 2020.
CBAA and First Nations Media Australia have launched First Sounds
First Sounds will aim to build awareness of regional, remote and city-dwelling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists on Australian radio.
Hamish & Andy’s “Perfect” Holiday will premiere on Nine and 9Now
The show will air on Sunday, 17th November at 7pm, chronicling the duo’s adventures in North America.
Miguel Maestre has been revealed as the first contestant of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here
The celebrity chef can be seen in the jungle on Network 10 from 5th January, 2020.
Ashlynne McGhee elected as the Melbourne Press Club's Vice President
Ashlynne will replace Michael Rowland after his resignation last week. She was formerly a board member of MPC and a journalist on the ABC's 7.30.
Simon Dux will step into the role of editor at CommsDay from next week
Simon takes up the mantle from Geoff Long who left to fulfil a senior public affairs role with the Royal Australian Navy.
Dave 'Higgo' Higgins returns to Triple M to host Hard N Heavy
The radio stalwart has also been slated for hosting duties for a new, soon-to-be-announced Australian music show.
Ronny Chieng announced as the host of the 47th Annual International Emmy Awards Gala in New York City on 25th November
Australian-based Malaysian comedian Ronny is a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is renowned for his ABC series Ronny Chieng: International Student.
The J Awards, the pinnacle of Ausmusic month, announces its 2019 Homegrown nominees
Veronica and Lewis will be announcing the winners of the 15th annual J Awards on Triple J from 4 pm Thursday, 21st November.