Being the end of the year, some media and online sites have been naming their “Top 25” shakers and movers of the year.
MediaWeek recently named its Media People of 2009.
Amongst the television names are:
David Malone, CEO Premier Media
Adam Boland, Director of Morning Television, Seven Network
Bruce Mann, CEO XYZnetworks
Brian Walsh, Head of Television and Marketing, Foxtel
Kyle Sandilands, former Australian Idol judge
David Leckie, CEO Seven Network
David Mott, Chief Programmer Network TEN
Les Sampson, Director of Acquisitions, Daytime and HD Channels, Nine Network
Mark Scott, Managing Director, ABC
Robin Parkes, COO Freeview
Petra Buchanan, CEO ASTRA
Matt White, Today Tonight, Seven
Julie Goodwin, MasterChef Australia TEN
Ian Hogg, CEO FremantleMedia Australia
Sarah Wilson, Masterchef Australia TEN
In stark contrast, gay website SameSame recently announced its third annual list of the top G&L names for the year. Amongst the television names are:
Jonathan Welch (Battle of the Choirs, Jail Birds)
Christos Tsiolkias (Writer, The Slap)
Julie McCrossin (2009 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade)
Kerryn Phelps (Last Chance Surgery)
Matthew Mitcham (Australia’s Greatest Athlete)
Ruby Rose (The 7PM Project, Fame: Ultimate School Musical)
Tim Campbell (The Singing Bee, Carols by Candlelight)
Dorothy Porter (Author, The Eternity Man)
Tobin Saunders (who once appeared in Celebrity Big Brother was also named)
Previous annual names have included Portia de Rossi, Bevan Lee, Narelda Jacobs, David Marr and Brian Walsh.
Nobody made both lists.