Nine’s Today show EP, Mark Calvert, promoted to director of morning TV

The executive producer of Nine’s Today show Mark Calvert has been promoted to director of morning television.

Mark Calvert

Mark Calvert promoted to director of morning television

Calvert, who will now be responsible for Today, Today Extra and Weekend Today, joined Nine in March 2013 as the EP of Financial Review Sunday before being promoted in December 2013 to EP of the Today Show and executive editor of news and current affairs.

The promotion of Calvert comes amongst a range of promotions for next year within within Nine’s news and current affairs department.

Josie MacRae has been named Nine’s head of news digital. She joined the company in 2009 as an EP before being promoted to deputy news director, Sydney in 2013.

Josie MacRae

Josie MacRae named Nine’s head of news, digital

Replacing MacRae is Fiona Dear, who was most recently the senior chief of staff in Nine’s Sydney newsroom.

Grant Williams takes on the newly-created role of deputy director of news and current affairs, while maintaining oversight of A Current Affair as EP.

Williams will focus on the development of new programming in the division and the introduction of a number of new  initiatives and integrations in the new year to expand the Nine News and Current Affairs brand across all platforms.

Williams has been the EP of A Current Affair since 2009.

Natasha Daran has become the supervising producer at A Current Affair. Daran was responsible for evolving the Mornings program into Today Extra.


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