Stefanovic returns to Weekend Today

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Peter Stefanovic (photo source: Entertainment Bureau)Peter Stefanovic is back at hosting duties for Weekend Today.

Nine Network revealed today that Stefanovic has been recalled to the post after spending the past year working for 60 Minutes.

Fellow 60 Minutes reporter Alison Langdon will join Stefanovic, and current co-host Jayne Azzopardi in front of the camera. However, both Stefanovic and Langdon will still contribute material to 60 Minutes as story assignments arise.

“To be asked back to co-host Weekend Today is a privilege, and it definitely feels like I’m returning home. I’ve known Ally for more than ten years. She’s a great journalist, smart and funny, and I look forward to working alongside her and Jayne,” said Stefanovic.

“What a team to wake up with every weekend. The dynamics and professionalism of Ally, Pete, and Jayne guarantees a relaxed and warm start to your weekend, and I couldn’t be happier,” added Nine Network news director, Darren Wick.

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Elstub lands digital directorship

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Kerri Elstub (pictured, right) has moved up Nine’s ladder, becoming the network’s new digital editorial director.

Elstub landed the promotion having served almost two years as 9Honey’s network editor. For the new job, she will lead the network’s new direction for managing the digital content of 9Honey,,, and

Follow Elstub on LinkedIn.

Anderson joins Ten Daily

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Ten Daily has welcomed Stephanie Anderson into the circle, as its new entertainment editor.

Anderson will be covering stories from the celebrity scene, movies, and television, including reality shows. She came over to Ten Daily after finishing a year as MP Andrew Leigh’s media advisor. 

Where Anderson is coming, though, current Ten Daily lifestyle editor Kelly Baker is exiting. She is stepping down to concentrate on her publication, The Beauty Insider.

Keep updated with Anderson and Baker on LinkedIn.

Adams to helm SKY News commercial division

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SKY News’ commercial division now has Cathryn Adams as its new director.

Her role’s remit calls for overseeing the direction of commercial strategies, partnerships, and content marketing for all of SKY News’ channels.

Adams joined the network this month following her relocation from Lathlain, WA, where she was marketing director of Perth FC for the past two and a half years.

Network with Adams on LinkedIn.

Sunday Mail editorship changes hands

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The editorship of The Sunday Mail is set for a change.

The paper reported that Kelvin Healey will succeed Peter Gleeson as editor. Healey was appointed to the paper after spending two years as The Courier-Mail’s deputy editor.

Gleeson, meanwhile, is already set to go to SKY News’ Brisbane studios as news contributor. At the same time, he will still host SKY News Live’s late Sunday night show Heads Up while doing columnist work at the Courier-Mail and News Corp Australia’s Sunday papers.

Follow Healey and Gleeson on Twitter.

Nienaber prepares RTR FM exit

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RTR FM 92.1 breakfast presenter Caitlin Nienaber is set to sign off.

Nienaber stated that she was leaving Perth to join the ABC studios in Sydney, with her farewell broadcast covering a live show at Rhubarb Records in Leederville, on July 27, 2018. She started with the station as Morning Magazine’s assistant producer in 2009.

Station management has yet to name Nienaber’s successor.

“We are incredibly proud of Caitlin and all that she has accomplished during her career here at RTRFM, and we wish her all the very best at her exciting new role…  Her passion of local music, arts, and humans is beyond reproach. Caitlin has been a champion for the thousands of bands, artists, performers, comedians, hobbyists, listeners, and eccentrics that have swung by Breakfast over the past three and a half years. She has helped launch careers with her dedication to the local music and arts scene, helping people share their wonderful creations with the RTRFM audience,

Chappell exits AAP

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Trevor Chappell has ended his service with AAP’s Melbourne office.

Chapell was with the company since December 1993. He has amassed a reputation for extensively covering various news on finance and politics, among others.

Stay in touch with Chappell on LinkedIn.

Lane joins Ten Melbourne sports beat

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Brittany Lane has signed up with TEN Eyewitness News Melbourne as a sports reporter.

She came over after finishing eight months with FOX Sports Australia in Sydney.

In other news from the show, TEN management announced that Stephen Quartermain is coming back before the camera as Eyewitness News sports presenter on July 23, 2018. He previously served as anchor for five years until he was replaced two months ago by new entry Jennifer Keyte.

Tune in to Lane over Twitter @BrittanyCLane and Quartermain @quartermain10.

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