Media

Mar 2, 2018

A timeline of Network Ten’s frenetic new hiring spree

The big question is how many journalists will be hired to flesh out the empires of these new bosses?

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

The appointments from Network Ten for their news division, especially the new website, are being spat out almost daily. The CBS cheque book must come in handy to pay for the frenetic spate of hiring -- one that is in stark contrast to the ongoing job cuts over at rival Seven Network and Nine.

Late last year Ten snatched Lisa Wilkinson from Nine for Executive Editor of its new website (Ten Daily), co-host of The Sunday Project and other programs. Then everything went quiet over Christmas and New Year while talks with various people continued until February 12. Ten then revealed that Executive News Director John Choueifate had resigned to pursue "several business opportunities". Choueifate took over the role in April 2016. Looking back, that cleared the way for more changes to come.

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