ABC TV publicity veteran Lesna Thomas set to leave

Lesna Thomas, head of ABC TV’s publicity team, looks set to depart the broadcaster through redundancy.

The move is still subject to consultancy, although Mumbrella understands that she is likely to leave. It comes as a result of a a restructuring of the ABC TV’s marketing team.

The ABC said in a statement to Mumbrella:

“ABC TV have recently conducted a review of the TV Publicity department. With the rise of digital media platforms, along with the significant changes within the Australian media industry, it is an important time for ABC TV Publicity to assess and adapt our focus.

“As a result, the TV Publicity Manager position, held by Lesna Thomas, is potentially affected.

“As ABC Television Publicity Manager, Lesna has been critical to the success of ABC TV for over a decade. Lesna has not only managed the publicity for all of our television programs and on-air personalities but she has managed the communication around the growth of our brands – seeing ABC TV expand from one analogue channel to our multi-channel offering of today.

“Lesna’s knowledge professionalism and dedication is greatly valued.”


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