Head of Entertainment & Factual departs ABC

ABC Head Entertainment & Factual Josie Mason-Campbell departed ABC yesterday after some three years with the broadcaster.

She was previously Foxtel’s Head of Production and Development.

Her redundancy follows an ABC restructure which sees ABC Factual content makers – currently split between Entertainment & Factual and Specialist – into a new Factual & Education team, under Aidan Laverty, currently Head of Specialist.

Michael Carrington, Director Entertainment & Specialist said, “Since joining the ABC in 2017, Josie has led our Entertainment & Factual team to great acclaim across award-winning and outstanding programs. In recent months, she has also been Acting Head of Distribution, guiding our programming and scheduling across multiple channels to bring high-quality content to audiences when and how they want it.

“Her dedication and drive have delivered diverse and distinctive Australian content to people right across the country and we remain committed to the programs across her slate. The ABC is a better place thanks to her hard work and unfailing enthusiasm for local talent and creativity. We wish her the very best.”

Josie Mason-Campbell said, “I have been privileged to work with the ABC and to lead a ridiculously talented and creatively brave Factual & Entertainment team and more recently, the Programming team.

“Over the past 3 and a bit years, I have been proud to deliver a slate of factual shows to the Australian public including Old People’s Home for Four Year Olds, Mojo with Russel Howcroft, Back in Time for Dinner, Chasing the Dragon with Ben Law, Revelation with Sarah Ferguson, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey and Miriam Margoyles: Almost Australian, as well as the upcoming Shaun Micallef’s On the Sauce, Fight for Planet A, Big Weather and Back to Nature with Aaron Pedersen.

“I have also been honoured to oversee the Entertainment slate of heritage shows and audience favourites, such as Mad As Hell, The Weekly, Gruen, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, Spicks and Specks and Sammy J ,while also introducing new talent to our audiences with At Home Alone Together and the upcoming Reputation Rehab. I’m a passionate supporter of public broadcasting and its place in the national conversation.

“I wish Aunty all the best as she deals with a reduced budget in uncertain times.”

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