Nine appoints new executive director for A Current Affair

Amy McCarthy has been appointed as the new executive producer of A Current Affair.

McCarthy has been the executive producer of Daytime News in the Sydney newsroom for the last decade, where she led the  9News live coverage of the Black Summer bushfires, and the NSW floods, along with international stories such as US elections, the Christchurch earthquake, the Paris and London Bridge terror attacks, the King’s Coronation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the live broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.

“A Current Affair has never been stronger,” explains Fiona Dear, Nine’s director of news and current affairs, “and Amy’s appointment comes at an exciting time as we aim to grow our audience by embracing new ideas and innovative approaches. Amy is a natural leader known for her creativity, mentorship, and collaborative spirit. She has a unique talent for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity.

“Amy’s leadership style is defined by her ability to bring out the best in her team, her willingness to seek assistance when needed, and her dedication to mentoring junior staff while collaborating with senior colleagues. Her vision aligns perfectly with A Current Affair’s goals of not only maintaining its strong identity and loyal viewership but also expanding its reach and transforming into a dynamic, multi-platform program.”

McCarthy said of the role: “I am so proud to be part of the ACA team. As a journalist, this show is as good as it gets – the incredible team find and tell stories that speak for Australia and hit the heart. It’s a big next step for me but I’m so ready for the challenge.”


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