Mediaworks ‘Director of Strategy’ appointed

MediaWorks TV has appointed Sharon Daly to the newly created role of Director of Strategy.

Ms Daly comes from TVNZ where she has most recently been General Manager Research and Insights.

Announcing the appointment MediaWorks TV Chief Executive, Jason Paris, said he was delighted to have secured Sharon Daly for the position.

“Sharon is a top calibre media executive and she will be a great fit for the MediaWorks environment,” said Mr Paris.

“She will be working with me and the executive team across the business, and her experience and contribution will be significant,” he said.

Ms Daly has been at TVNZ for nearly 10 years, and has previously worked at ACP Magazines, and various advertising agencies.

Sharon Daly said she was looking forward to her new role.

“This is an exciting opportunity to work strategically with one of New Zealand’s leading media organisations and I’m looking forward to working alongside the MediaWorks team.”

She will take up her new position in late September.

– Mediaworks

First live winter broadcast from Antarctica tonight

TV ONE meteorologist, Karen Olsen will make a little bit of history this evening with the first live broadcast from Antarctica during winter.

Karen and Christchurch-based cameraman James Marshall were the first media to be allowed on a winter flight to the ice and they landed in Scott Base yesterday.

“Over the next few days Karen will be reporting from Antarctica, this is a trip of a lifetime for her and a place she’s wanted to visit since she was a kid”, says ONE News Editor, Paul Patrick.

“Tonight Karen will present the first live broadcast from Antarctica during winter about 6:20pm, she will also be talking to some of the kiwi scientists who have wintered-over studying the weather and looking at climate change”.


TVNZ journalist appointed president of Aus/NZ Foreign Correspondents Assn

ONE News’ Australian correspondent, Steve Marshall has been elected as president of the Foreign Correspondents Association of Australia & South Pacific.

“Steve’s election is terrific recognition for a journalist who thrives on the difficult stories. He is pushing the boundaries of what a journalist should do in the field, with his ability to report, shoot and cut (tape-edit) his own stories. He is an asset to TVNZ and we hope he can gain much from his presidency”, says ONE News Editor Paul Patrick.

Marshall was elected to the position last Thursday at the FCA’s 2010 Annual General Meeting in Sydney where the membership elected a new board for its 25th year of incorporation.

Steve is an international and national award winning journalist from the Waikato who re-joined TVNZ as the Australia Correspondent in 2009 after six years with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. This included a four-year posting as a Foreign Correspondent based in Papua New Guinea for ABC TV and Radio services.

“It’s an honour to lead the FCA’s 160 members. With the help of my fellow board members, we are looking forward to a great year promoting the professional interests of foreign journalists based in Australia and the South Pacific. It’s rewarding to share with fellow correspondents and give back to the regions where so much of my foreign reporting has taken place”, says Steve Marshall.


Pics: Grey Lynn man arrested after Jervois Road assault

A 22 year old unemployed chef from Grey Lynn has been arrested and charged with Common Assault.

This is in relation to the incident last night in Jervois Road, where a 55 year old man received a fractured skull.

One witness said he saw ambulance staff rushing an injured male to hospital.

He continues to be in an induced coma and in a critical condition in Auckland City Hospital.

Detective Senior Sergeant Gerry Whitley from the Auckland CIB would like to thank the public and residents of Jervois Rd for assisting the man who received the injuries, and for providing valuable information that led to the arrest of the 22 year old man