Nine executive producer Brent Williams has been appointed Head of Cricket for Wide World of Sports.
Williams has worked at Nine for the past 20 years, including as exec producer on the AFL Footy Show. He has also worked extensively on Live sports broadcasts, including the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the London Summer Olympics, as well as 10 AFL EJ Whitten Games and five years of AFL broadcasting.
He has also produced five TV Week Logie Awards, Carols by Candlelight, and several Allan Border Medal awards.
Tom Malone, Nine’s Director of Sport, said: “Brent is a leader with a proven track record of building and leading great broadcast teams. He’s an accomplished live television producer with a love of sport, especially cricket. Having worked at Nine for close to 20 years, Brent also knows the business internally, which gives him a great head start.”
Brent Williams added: “It’s a great honour to be joining the Wide World of Sports team. I’m aware of the huge responsibility that comes with overseeing the broadcast of Australia’s only national sport and am excited to be working with the legendary commentary team.”
Long-time cricket producer Brad “Buzzard” McNamara resigned from Nine after 18 years with the network earlier this month.