Sean Power appointed Director of News Seven Sydney

Sean Power, currently Executive Producer of Sunrise, to succeed Neil Warren as Director of News for Seven Sydney.

Seven Director of News and Current Affairs Anthony De Ceglie has made more newsroom changes addressing staff this afternoon to announce the promotion of Sean Power to the role of Director of News for Seven Sydney.

Power, currently Executive Producer of Sunrise, succeeds Neil Warren who steps aside for family reasons after a year in Sydney.

Warren has an impressive 44 years in television, the past 32 of which have been with Seven as a journalist, bureau chief, executive producer and news director. In that time, he has covered countless historic events including the death of Princess Diana, the London and Bali bombings, the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, Sydney and London Olympic Games, multiple elections and weather events.

He will stay on through the transition period and help steer news coverage of the Olympics.

“I’m extremely appreciative of all the opportunities and memories the network has provided me over many decades,” said Neil Warren.

“Seven has been like a big family to me. But I know this is the right decision and now it’s time to give back to my own family in Queensland.”

Anthony De Ceglie said: “Sean’s time at Sunrise has been marked by incredible success and creativity. I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the all-important 6pm news bulletin.

“His appointment is part of ensuring that Seven has next-generational leaders in place ready for the future. The appointments of Jake and Holly likewise are further testament to this.

“Neil is extremely well-regarded by all his peers at Seven and across the industry. We’re sad to see him go but wish him all the best, and we’re grateful he will be sticking around for some time yet to ensure a smooth transition.”

Sean Power (pictured above) said: “The opportunity to lead the 7NEWS Sydney team in this next chapter is incredibly exciting.

“We have the best journalists, producers, cameramen and editors in the country, in a new state-of-the-art studio and newsroom, and we will continue to put our audience first when telling the stories that matter most to Sydney.

“It’s certainly not goodbye to Brekky Central. We’ll continue working closely with the team, breaking stories from Sunrise to sunset.”

Supervising Producer Jake Lyle (pictured right) will take on the role of Sunrise Executive Producer.

His promotion follows the recent appointment of experienced broadcast and print journalist Holly Fallon (pictured left) as Executive Producer of Weekend Sunrise.

One Response

  1. To get the next boss for news from a show like Sunrise will mean the news will show more ‘internet sensation’ stories.
    It’ll rate too!!

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