Sports presenter Matt White appointed Ten’s head of sport

One of Ten’s leading sports presenters, Matt White, has been promoted to head of sport.

His new position will be in addition to his on-air duties at the network. White replaces Dave Barham, who was poached by Seven to head up the network’s cricket coverage from next year.

White will continue his on-air duties in addition to his role

Seven won the free-to-air rights for Cricket Australia a month ago, as part of a deal with Foxtel. It is worth close to $1bn over six years. The deal has left Ten without the Big Bash League.

White, a former Today Tonight host, has spent the majority of his career at Ten in news and sport presenting roles. He returned to Ten in 2014 and since then has worked as a sports presenter for the Supercars, Rugby and Australian Formula One Grand Prix coverage, as well on weekly program RPM.

Beverley McGarvey, Ten’s chief content officer, said White was one of the “most experienced” and “versatile” television presenters.

“I’m delighted that he has agreed to take on the new role of head of sport, while continuing to appear on air for us. Network Ten remains the free-to-air television home of Supercars, MotoGP, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Wallabies and the A-League,” McGarvey said.

White said it was the perfect time to build Ten Sport and sports programming.

“We have great people who are passionate, innovative and committed to delivering what our viewers want – more of the sports they love on free-to-air television. Ten Sport is open for business, so watch this space,” White said.

At the same time, Adam Cush has been promoted to the role of director of sport production. Cush has been a part of the sport department for almost a decade, and will work closely with White as he leads production, commercial and business affairs.


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