Head of Drama departs Nine

Exclusive: Jo Rooney, one of two Heads of Drama at Nine, has resigned after 14 years.

EXCLUSIVE: Jo Rooney, one of two Heads of Drama at the Nine Network, has resigned after 14 years with the network.

Michael Healy Nine’s Director of Television said, “After 14 years at Nine Jo Rooney has made the decision to leave. Jo has contributed to an impressive slate of quality Australian drama and made many friends during her time at Nine. We wish her well in her next adventure.”

Rooney has shared Head of Drama duties with Andy Ryan since 2011.

Together they have overseen such titles as Doctor Doctor, House Husbands, Love Child, Here Come the Habibs, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Beaconsfield, SeaChange, Bad Mothers, Bite Club, Gallipoli, various Underbelly incarnations and Stan’s Wolf Creek and No Activity.

She previously worked at Southern Star and ABC. Her other credits include Water Rats, Love My Way, Brides Of Christ, The Leaving Of Liverpool, Police Rescue, Wildside and Seven Deadly Sins.

Andy Ryan continues to oversee Nine’s drama slate.

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  1. A loss. Saw her name pop up in an executive credit the other day, think it was Sea Patrol from over a decade ago (from Blue Heelers producers).

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