Four Corners’ Buckfield takes up Media Watch EP role

ABC TV has moved Four Corners producer Lin Buckfield to the role of executive producer for Media Watch.

Buckfield will replace Jo Puccini, who has been in the position since April 2008.  

Puccini will leave her role this week to become a supervising producer for the public broadcaster’s current affairs show Lateline.

Buckfield has worked as a producer for Four Corners on three separate occasions, starting with a three-year stint in 2000. She then moved to the Nine Network for two years as senior producer in its investigative unit with reporter and author Paul Barry.

In 2005, Buckfield returned to Four Corners as a producer for three years before moving to ABC TV’s Q&A as series producer. She returned to Four Corners in 2008.

She won the Gold Walkley Award for the Four Corner’s story on East Timor – Stoking the Fires in 2006. Four Corners’ stories have won her four other Walkleys, and she was a finalist on three other occasions. Buckfield also won a Logie in 2001.

Media Watch’s supervising producer Sally Virgoe will step in as executive producer for the next fortnight until Buckfield joins the program.

The show is broadcast weekly on ABC1 on Monday, 9:20pm. Its host, Jonathan Holmes recently took aim at industry regulators, calling them “slow, legalistic, and relatively toothless”.


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