Seven announces more changes in news leadership team

Seven has announced more appointments to its news division leadership team, with new executive producers for Sunrise and Weekend Sunrise, and a new director of news in Sydney.

On Thursday afternoon, the network confirmed that Sean Power has been appointed in the role of director of news for Seven Sydney, moving from his current role as the executive producer of Sunrise.

The current director of news in Sydney, Neil Warren, will step aside “for family reasons,” according to Seven, following a stellar 32-year-run at the network.

Current supervising producer Jake Lyle will take on the role of executive producer at Sunrise, with Holly Fallon moving to executive producer of Weekend Sunrise.

Sean Power

Seven’s recently appointed director of news and current affairs, Anthony De Ceglie said: “Sean’s time at Sunrise has been marked by incredible success and creativity. I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the all-important 6pm news bulletin.

“His appointment is part of ensuring that Seven has next-generational leaders in place ready for the future. The appointments of Jake and Holly likewise are further testament to this.

“Neil is extremely well-regarded by all his peers at Seven and across the industry.

“We’re sad to see him go but wish him all the best, and we’re grateful he will be sticking around for some time yet to ensure a smooth transition.”

Holly Fallon

Power added: “The opportunity to lead the 7NEWS Sydney team in this next chapter is incredibly exciting.

“We have the best journalists, producers, cameramen and editors in the country, in a new state-of-the-art studio and newsroom, and we will continue to put our audience first when telling the stories that matter most to Sydney.

“It’s certainly not goodbye to Brekky Central. We’ll continue working closely with the team, breaking stories from Sunrise to sunset.”

Last week, Seven appointed current finance editor Gemma Acton as the newly-created director of news operations.

Seven also recently poached Gemma Williams, the Sydney Bureau Chief for Nine’s A Current Affair, as its new 7NEWS Spotlight executive producer, and announced the appointment of Chris Salter as the Director of News in Seven Melbourne.

De Ceglie said these recent hires were “part of a strategy to recruit young leaders to Seven”.


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