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Studio 10 updates production team

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Studio 10 has made some changes to the production team with a departure, new hires and elevations. Tori Green has departed Studio 10 after nearly 9 years helming various production roles. Green joined the program in 2013 as producer and worked as a supervising producer before being promoted to her most recent role as co-executive producer. She has also worked as story producer of Australian Survivor Series 7 at Endemol Shine Australia. Raj Wakeling becomes executive producer, reporting to head of lifestyle programs, Tamara Simoneau, after moving from his most recent role of supervising producer at The Project. He has held various production roles at Seven network. Holly Massey has joined the team alongside Kim Kind as supervising producer after departing from Nine network where he worked as senior producer for more than five years. Matt Simpson became chief of staff while Jesse Baird joined as producer/reporter.   

Man of Many becomes publisher member of APC

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Men’s lifestyle Publication Man of Many has been appointed as a publisher member of the Australian Press Council. Australia’s major newspapers, magazines and online publishers are the members of the Press Council. Co-founder of Man of Many, Scott Purcell said that the publisher is excited as they are the first independent men’s lifestyle publisher to be appointed as a member of the council.  “We continue to adhere to the best practice editorial standards in pursuit of building a more trustworthy press and the appointment supports our core value of remaining transparent in the application of our journalistic standards,” Purcell said. AO, APC Chair Neville Stevens said that small publishers seeking membership of the Press council is “gratifying.” “It signifies the value they place on maintaining high editorial standards and protecting press freedom,” said Stevens. Existing for more than a decade, Man of Many is continuing to improve its client solutions through

Ten extends news bulletin

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Ten Network has expanded its weekday news offering with a 30 minute national morning bulletin, 10 News First : Breakfast from 8 am.  The 10 News First : Breakfast will provide an update on everyday news at the start of the day, delivering latest breaking news, up-to-date reports on local, national and international stories.   Martin White, Head of Broadcast News at 10 News First said that the network’s commitment to news gets stronger with this new venture.  “The addition of a new morning news bulletin in 10 News First: Breakfast expands and strengthens 10’s commitment to news across the day,” White said. Channel 10 News aims to provide news updates throughout the day from breakfast at 8 am to 5 pm.  The 8 am breakfast launches on Monday, 27 June on 10 and Studio 10 and will follow at the new time of 8.30 am.  The program will be presented by Lachlan Kennedy from Monday to Wednesday, and Natasha Exelby on Thursdays and Fridays.

Canberra welcomes SENTrack

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Sports Entertainment Network has announced the launch of Canberra’s first ever racing and sport channel SENTrack Canberra 1323 AM, providing non-stop racing and sport content to Canberra listeners. The team includes the likes of Simon O’Donnell, Cam Luke, Campbell Brown and David ‘Taggs’ Taggart providing racing tips, analysis and news.  SEN Chief Executive Officer Craig Hutchison said that they are delighted to bring SEN and SENTrack 1323 AM to Canberra. “The nation’s capital has always loved its racing and sport and embraces all codes arguably as equally as any other city in the country. The ACT is not only home for the much-loved Canberra Raiders and the host of home matches of the GWS Giants, but also Thoroughbred Park, the home of Canberra racing. With many of our national sporting programs also based in the ACT, we very much look forward to playing our role in fostering racing and sports interest and participation in the nation’s capital,” Hutchison said. Th

Freri steps up at ABC

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Marina Freri has been promoted to manager of journalism at Radio National.  Freri will be responsible for providing editorial support to various teams including RN breakfast, RNdrive, Background briefing and Saturday extra. She has held various positions at the public broadcaster and was most recently an executive producer of RN Breakfast. She has also worked as a freelance TV reporter and correspondent in Italy.  Freri will begin her new role on Monday 11th July.  

Byron Cooke joins KIIS

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Byron Cooke has returned to the airwaves as workday announcer at KIIS 101.1 replacing Ryan Jon who moves away to focus on his podcast Toni and Ryan.  The former Fox FM breakfast presenter stepped away from radio in late 2020, to create his own podcast “The Byron Cooke Show” in 2020. “I have loved being back on Melbourne radio with KIIS this year, as the team here really gives me the freedom to put my own spin on the ‘more music’ shift. There is a really positive energy to the station here,” Cooke said. Cooke has been with the station as Saturday announcer since he joined the team earlier this year to keep the chair warm on Jase & Lauren in the Morning show while Jase Hawkins was away on paternity leave.  As a television and radio host, he has worked across multiple networks including Network Ten, AFL Victoria, Sydney Swans, Authentic Entertainment, CBS Radio and Seven network.  Cooke is on air from 9 am to 3 pm on workdays.       

Pamela Williams retires

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Award winning journalist Pamela Williams is retiring after a decorated career of 30 years at The Australian Financial Review. The six-time Walkley Award Winner and Author has held various roles at the publication, including Editor-at-Large, News Editor, and Foreign Correspondent. Editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury said that Williams has been one of the masthead’s greatest journalists without formal training or background. “But she brought with her one essential of great investigative journalism: a dogged compulsion to uncover both the essence and minute detail of some of the big industrial, political and business events of her time,” Stutchbury said. Editor of the Financial Review, Paul Bailey said that she is a “superlative investigative journalist”. “Williams has produced a fantastic body of work including a run of detailed, forensic exposes covering both politics and business, a rare feat,” Bailey said. Williams has been awarded six Walkley Awards, including the

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