Former Today EP Anthony Flannery joins Ten to head up news and current affairs

Ten has appointed former executive producer of Nine’s Today Show Anthony Flannery to head up news and current affairs.

Flannery will drive strategy for news and current affairs programming “from Breakfast through to the daily 90-minute news bulletin”, a statement from the network said today.   

Ten announced it would enter the breakfast show fray at its program launch in August. So far radio presenter Andrew Rochford has been the only host confirmed for the show, planned to air early next year. Ten said at least 15 of the network’s existing talent had been screen-tested with wider talent to be assessed shortly.

Most recently Flannery headed up news and current affairs at TVNZ and prior to that worked 12 years at Nine with producing roles on shows including Today, A Current Affair and National Nine News.

Ten CEO Lachlan Murdoch said of his appointment: “We are fortunate to have someone of Anthony’s calibre overseeing the strategic development of our growing news brand. We welcome the fresh perspective that Anthony brings to the role as we look to take our news and current affairs to the next level.”

Flannery starts with Ten in January and replaces interim news boss Dermot O’Brien who will become network editorial manager.


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