Seasoned current affairs producer Mark Llewellyn is returning to Seven as executive producer of 7News Spotlight.
The Australian reports Llewellyn, who departed from Nine earlier this year, will oversee the specials which are not locked down to a specific timeslot.
The Spotlight brand is deliberately designed to be flexible, with both longform investigative reporting
and swiftly-produced specials on current news. Last month it aired In The Blink Of An Eye presented by Michael Usher.
Llewellyn has worked at both Seven and Nine at various stages, including as executive producer on Sunday Night, Murder Uncovered, Michael Hutchence: The Last Rockstar, Murder Lies & Alibis amongst others and as Nine’s Creative Director for News and Current Affairs. He departed Seven in 2018 but recently produced the Ben Cousins special hosted by Basil Zempilas.
Earlier this year Programming exec Angus Ross told TV Tonight “We very often bust into the schedule with a Seven News special as event programming, and run specials from time to time. The Seven News brand is incredibly powerful, and we wield it at will. ”
The next Spotlight investigation, The Lindy Tapes by reporter Denham Hitchcock looks into the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain and will air on August 16.