Changes at Sunday Night as exec producer resigns

Former Inside Story producer Hamish Thomson to replace outgoing exec producer Steve Taylor.


Sunday Night executive producer Steve Taylor has resigned, after some 18 months in the role.

The former Foreign Correspondent exec producer joined Seven in December 2014, replacing Mark Llewellyn.

Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson has appointed former Inside Story and 60 Minutes exec producer Hamish Thomson to the role. He departed Nine in May after Nine opted not to continue with Inside Story. The programme had rejected the Sally Faulkner Lebanon story prior to it being pursued by 60 Minutes.

Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, said, “Steve has been a driving force on Sunday Night and under his impassioned leadership, it is the most-watched public affairs programme in 2016.

Craig McPherson added: “We acknowledge Steve’s commitment and professionalism over the past 18 months and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Thomson was Executive Producer of 60 Minutes from 2007-2012, having 22 years with Nine. He began his career in journalism with The Daily Telegraph and The Australian and helmed Thomson Media Group.

“Hamish is one of the most successful public affairs producers in the country with a terrific eye for stories that resonate far and wide. He’ll provide astute leadership and relentless drive to the very talented Sunday Night team,” said McPherson.

Seven did not indicate the next move for Steve Taylor.

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