ABC TV appoints News Director
Australia Network and Radio Australia news director Kate Torney will replace the outgoing John Cameron.
The ABC has apppointed Kate Torney, 41, its news for director for Australia Network and Radio Australia, to replace John Cameron.
Torney was a founding executive producer of the Sunday morning political program Insiders and its sports-themed sibling, Offsiders, and a producer of the Victorian edition of the Stateline program. She will move to Sydney to take up the role next month.
At Australia Network she oversaw the introduction of desktop editing technology — with which TV journalists can edit their own stories — and studio automation, contentious changes that she will be responsible for implementing nationally in her new role.
“I’m right across the potential of studio automation,” Ms Torney said. “What we need to do in rolling out all of this, is to ensure that we remain focused on delivering quality content … and I think ABC News Breakfast and Australia Network are examples of how it can be a success.”
If the Federal Government provides the necessary cash, Ms Torney will also be responsible for the new public affairs television channel the ABC has made a key part of its triennial funding submission.
Source / photo: The Age