Anthony Sharwood joins Ten Daily as sports editor

Former News Corp and Huffington Post sports writer Anthony Sharwood has joined Network Ten’s news site Ten Daily as sports editor.

Walkley Award-winning Sharwood was previously senior editor at sports storytelling platform Players Voice, having joined the start up from Huffington Post.

Sharwood said about his new role: “I’m 110% thrilled. Ten Daily is doing for digital media what The Project did for TV. It’s smart, inquisitive and a little irreverent.

“I’m also looking forward to working alongside some ridiculously talented people, most of whom I have never met but have idolised from afar. I will do my very best not to faint if I see Sandra Sully or Matt White in the lunch room, but I can’t make any guarantees.”

Managing editor of Ten Daily, Mel Cornford said: “I’m super excited Ant is joining the Ten Daily team. His impressive credentials in sports journalism, coupled with his sharp, witty editorial style and humour, suits Ten Daily to a tee.

“Ant’s appointment puts us in a strong position to build Ten Daily’s sports offering. We have big ambitions for Ten Daily and its role in supporting Network Ten’s overall sports coverage. I’m thrilled to have Ant on board to lead this charge.”

Along with Sharwood, Ten Daily also announced two more appointments with Natasha Lee joining the team as lifestyle editor and Lawrence Champness coming board as social media editor.

Lee has 10 years’ journalism experience covering news, entertainment and lifestyle categories. Previously she has worked as Yahoo7’s entertainment editor and has held roles at The Daily Mail, Ninemsn and Nova Entertainment.

Lawrence Champness joins Ten Daily from the ABC where he spent over seven years in social-led roles, most recently as a social media producer. He has also worked at 2UE and Southern Cross Austereo.

“We are building something unique at Ten Daily,” said Cornford. “It’s been great seeing audiences positively engaging with our fresh editorial take and style.

“Now with Ant, Natasha and Lawrence joining our stellar team of journalists and contributors, we’re in an exciting position to engage new digital audiences through our content while continuing to put our Ten Daily twist on things.”


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