Nine appoints new executive producer for A Current Affair

Amy McCarthy, Executive Producer of Daytime News in the Sydney newsroom, is promoted to News and Current Affairs leadership group.

Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Fiona Dear, has appointed Amy McCarthy as the new Executive Producer of A Current Affair, who succeeds her in the role.

For the past decade, she has been the Executive Producer of Daytime News in the Sydney newsroom, leading live coverage of the Black Summer bushfires, NSW floods, US election, King’s Coronation, COVID-19 pandemic, Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and more.

Fiona Dear, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “A Current Affair has never been stronger, and Amy’s appointment comes at an exciting time as we aim to grow our audience by embracing new ideas and innovative approaches. Amy is a natural leader known for her creativity, mentorship, and collaborative spirit. She has a unique talent for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity.

“Amy’s leadership style is defined by her ability to bring out the best in her team, her willingness to seek assistance when needed, and her dedication to mentoring junior staff while collaborating with senior colleagues. Her vision aligns perfectly with A Current Affair’s goals of not only maintaining its strong identity and loyal viewership but also expanding its reach and transforming into a dynamic, multiplatform program.

“I am thrilled to welcome Amy to the News and Current Affairs leadership group and look forward to seeing the innovative contributions she will bring to A Current Affair.”

Amy McCarthy said: “I am so proud to be part of the ACA team. As a journalist, this show is as good as it gets – the incredible team find and tell stories that speak for Australia and hit the heart. It’s a big next step for me but I’m so ready for the challenge.”

John Redman has also been promoted to Chief of Staff.

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