Nick Leys to edit Oz media diary

The new diary editor for The Australian’s Media section is to be the Melbourne based Nick Leys.  

The announcement:

Today Stephen Brook, editor of The Australian’s Media section, announced that Nick Leys will commence in September as the new Diary columnist.

He joins the team from the Herald Sun where he was a senior reporter.

“I am delighted Nick is joining the Media team. I’d like to thank Caroline Overington for all her efforts with Diary and wish her well as she takes up her dream job on The Weekend Australian Magazine,” Stephen Brook said.

Nick Leys comes to The Australian after a well established media career at the ABC, Fairfax and News Limited.

Nick started his career as a reporter on the Sunday Mail in Brisbane and as a trainee at the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999. He was a researcher on the ABC’s Media Watch, before joining The Australian’s Sydney Bureau in 2004, where he had a number of roles, including editor of the Strewth column.

He was promoted to the Sydney bureau chief and deputy national chief of staff.

He joined in Sunday Telegraph 2008 before moving Melbourne and the Herald Sun in 2010.

During the federal election last year, Nick toured Victoria to complete a series called The Hitchhikers Guide to the Election.

The Diary column has been previously edited by Jonathan Este, Amanda Meade, Stephen Brook and Caroline Overington.

Nick will be based in the Melbourne bureau.

Source: The Australian press release


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