Ten adds head of broadcast news and head of digital news & strategy roles

Ten ViacomCBS has appointed Martin White as head of broadcast news and Rashell Habib as head of digital news and strategy. Both are newly created roles reporting directly to chief content officer and executive vice president of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey.

White was previously executive producer of Ten News First Sydney, a role he has held since 2019. Prior to returning to Ten ViacomCBS, he was a senior exec at both Seven News and Nine News and has held various senior roles in the Ten News First Melbourne newsroom.

McGarvey, said: “Martin has made an important and valuable contribution to our Ten News First bulletin over the past two years.

Rashell Habib and Martin White

“Martin’s experience and comprehensive skills across scripting, editing, content creation and media strategy in news and sport is really impressive. He is also a very well-respected leader and mentor. His appointment ensures that we will continue to deliver compelling news to our viewers seven days a week.”

With over 15 years’ experience Habib has held several senior positions at Ten ViacomCBS, most recently social and digital editor, a role she has held since June 2020. She joined Ten ViacomCBS in May 2018 and has also held senior positions at News Corp for more than ten years, including the first social media editor for NewsLocal and leading social media for

McGarvey said: “Rashell’s extensive and specialist strategic social media knowledge, complemented by her news editorial experience and passion, highlights how we are shaping the future of news across all our platforms.”

Ten ViacomCBS recently hired former Seven Network sales manager, Nick Bower, to a newly created role of sport sales director, reporting directly to Ten ViacomCBS national sales director, Lisa Squillace.


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