Peter Meakin describes Karl Stefanovic as a "mate". But the rival news boss reckons his shameless and ultimately victorious campaign for a Gold Logie was "tacky".

"When I saw Karl’s campaign I joked to one of our key presenters we might do the same for her and she was appalled by the prospect," Seven's news boss told Crikey this morning of Stefanovic's "entirely expected" win.