Today in Media Files, veteran TV executive David Lyle has died at his home in Los Angeles, and the ABC's Matt Brown has won the Lowy Institute's media award.

Vale David Lyle. Veteran Australian TV executive David Lyle has died, aged 67, after a long battle with cancer. He'd worked at ABC, Ten and then Nine in Australia before moving to the US where he held senior producing roles at Fremantle Media, Fox and National Geographic. NPACT general manager John Ford told Variety Lyle was a "rare breed":