Clair goes for new beginnings

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Kieran Clair (from Twitter profile)Kieran Clair has finished up his duties as The Courier-Mail’s resident real-estate writer.

Clair said in a Tweet that he was stepping down to open a new business with a friend. He had been with NewsCorp Australia for ten months, writing about the property markets for The Courier-Mail as well as associated outlets. His experience in the real-estate scene comes from over 20 years of service as a certified valuer, as well as writing/editing for Australian Property Investor Magazine and realestate.com.au.

Michele Hele will take up Clair’s associated correspondence.

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Fogarty joins Triple M

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Triple M Sydney has welcomed Deirdre Fogarty as a new digital content lead.

Fogarty came over from ARN, where she worked since August 2016 as digital content producer. Fogarty previously worked with The Edge 96.1 and Newstalk 106-108, plus a freelance gig with Bauer Media’s The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Keep in touch with Fogarty on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

Pacific Magazines takes in new staff

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Pacific Magazines is heading into 2018 with new talent for some of its publications.

The company stated that Paige McMillan is starting as the new fashion editor for That’s Life and Who magazines. She moved up from New Idea magazine and was previously Who’s fashion stylist.

Over at Men’s Health, physical trainer Chief Brabon signs on as the publication’s new fitness director. The move is the first act of a year-long “celebrity transformations” project, during which Chief and his wife and business partner Emilie Brabon-Hames will produce various fitness and nutrition content for the magazine.

Stevenson departs Yahoo7 Be

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Today is Amy Stevenson’s last day as Yahoo7 Be’s entertainment producer.

Stevenson is currently relocating to Canberra, where she is starting journalism work with SCA on January 10, 2018. She had been with the search engine service since July 2016.

Stevenson has turned over her responsibilities to Eliza Sholly, who is also coming aboard as lifestyle producer, while Alicia Vrajal remains as deputy entertainment editor.

Follow Stevenson on LinkedIn and Twitter, while Vrajal and Sholly are also on LinkedIn.

Crowe leaves the Oz

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David Crowe has parked his political correspondent’s pen at The Australian.

Crowe said in his Tweet that he had left the paper because he will be going to “new fields in the new year.” He had been in the paper for several years, with one of his last articles being a story about toymaker LEGO winning a copyright infringement case in China. He previously wrote for numerous publications, such as the Australian Financial Review, the National Law Review, and the Herald Sun.

Stay in touch with Crowe over Twitter.

Hamish and Andy to air on PodcastOne

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Former Hit network stalwarts Hamish and Andy will be hosting podcasts over PodcastOne Australia.

Mediaweek reported that the duo are slated to go on air over the next two years, running 80 episodes in total, featuring original content. The shows will first air on PodcastOne then over iTunes, as had been the norm with their Hit drive show. Hamish and Andy previously stated that their work direction was up in the air after finishing their Hit broadcast last December 1.

“Hamish & Andy’s millions of fans won’t miss them – they can still hear Hamish & Andy weekly with their new original podcasts… Given PodcastOne is a partnership with PodcastOne in the US, Hamish & Andy will now have the opportunity to reach a whole new audience,” said SCA podcasting and PodcastOne Australia chief Grant Tothill.

Collingwood TAFE to host PBS

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PBS 106.7FM is moving into the former site of Collingwood TAFE on Johnson St, as reported at radioinfo.

The move came after the building’s owners, Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd, opened up offers for interested tenants. The building has over 1,800 square metres of floor area, with expected tenants including local art galleries, retailers, and community organisations, among others.

“PBS is thrilled to be moving to the Collingwood Arts Precinct. We’re really looking forward to moving in with other creative organisations and working together to make Melbourne an even better place to be a musician or music lover. Our move to the Collingwood Arts Precinct means our hundreds of volunteers will continue to have a base in the heart of the city from which we can organise events and activities for thousands of music fans and reach hundreds of thousands more through our broadcasts. Bring it on!” said station GM Adrian Basso.

Fernandez lands national news anchorman spot

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ABC reporter Jeremy Fernandez has been chosen to anchor a new national news bulletin show, the network announced this week.

Scheduled to go on air on January 29, 2018, the new show will air nationwide weeknights from 10:30pm to 11pm. However, timezone differences with WA have forced ABC to consider a yet-to-be-named host for the WA 10:30pm broadcast. Fernandez will continue his current presenter duties for the NSW 7pm News every Friday and Saturday.

“It has been an eventful and enriching year for me and I’m thrilled to be launching the ABC’s late-night national bulletin in 2018. I’m looking forward to finding my new home on the national ABC TV schedule next year. It’s a great privilege to be welcomed into people’s loungerooms and bringing them up to date on the news that matters to them,” said Fernandez.

“Jeremy brings solid journalism credentials to this role and we are delighted to have him in this key position. As well being a skill

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