Robyn Foyster returns to ACP from Seven

Magazine veteran Robyn Foyster is to leave Seven’s Sunrise team after less than a year to return to ACP Magazines as associate publisher.

Foyster became Seven’s lifestyle editor at the beginning of the year after being ousted as editor-in-chief of Austrlian Women’s Weekly.

She will be returning to ACP early in the new year.  

After Foyster’s departure from ACP in 2009, which saw Helen McCabe replace her at the helm of AWW, Foyster took the behind the scenes role on Seven’s morning programming.

Speculation briefly linked Foyster with the top job at either Sunrise or sister programme The Morning Show after the departure of EP Adam Boland. However Michael Pell stepped up from The Morning Show to Sunrise, and Today Tonight’s Sarah Stinson took on Pell’s old job.

Since Foyster’s departure, the management landscape at ACP Magazines has changed significantly, with Phil Scott now at the helm of the company.

Scott said: “Robyn is an outstanding media professional with a strong background as a magazine editor, both on weeklies and monthlies, and a strong television background. In an integrated world, her

experience will be invaluable.”

Foyster is also a former Editor-in-Chief of Pacific Magazines’ New Idea.

She said: “I am excited to work for ACP again under Phil Scott’s strong leadership. I have ink in my blood and a passion for magazines and ACP has the best mastheads in the country.”

The move by Foyster is not the first time a former magazine editor has failed to break through in the TV world. Mia Freedman had a famously tough time behind the scenes at the Nine Network.


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