Vivienne Kelly, Mumbrella’s former editor, becomes editor of Radio Today and The Music Network

Mumbrella’s former editor Vivienne Kelly has been appointed editor of Take 2 Media’s Radio Today and The Music Network, replacing Jake Challenor, who will continue as publisher and content director.

Kelly joins the business on 14 September after almost four years leading Mumbrella’s editorial team. Her role was made redundant less than two weeks ago after a restructure which involved the paid content and news teams coming together to create a unified, strengthened editorial output.

Kelly joins after almost four years at Mumbrella

“I’ve been a frustrated fan of Viv’s reporting at Mumbrella since she arrived there four years ago. A fan because she’s broken some important stories in our industry, and frustrated because she’s beat me to the publish button on multiple occasions,” Chanellor said.

“Her appointment is a real coup for us and an even bigger win for our valued readers and commercial partners in the music and media business. She joins at a challenging time for both sectors – our audience needs quality journalism more than ever right now.”

Chanellor will continue to write for both The Music Network and Radio Today, host Ticker Entertainment on Ticker TV, and lead Take 2 Media’s events and partnerships.

Kelly began her career at Momentum Media, entering as a reporter and rising to managing editor of the company’s real estate and property investment brands. She joined Mumbrella in 2016, leading the editorial team to record-high traffic and taking on moderating duties at many key Mumbrella events and awards ceremonies over the years.

Radio and audio are her passion, Kelly said, and she’s looking forward to giving it her “full attention and fully immerse myself in the industry I care so much about”.

“Radio, like me, is vulnerable, transparent, tells real stories and connects with people in a real and passionate way,” she added.

“I’m looking forward to elevating this publication more as the industry transforms and emerges from this period of turmoil.

“And what could be better than the pairing of radio and music? I can’t wait to help bring more stories, hope, inspiration and change to The Music Network.

“It might be a challenging time for both sectors, but there are stories to tell, people changing the game, and businesses surviving in the face of it all. I’ll be there for all of it.”

Kelly said she will also be freelancing on the side, and working on additional content projects.


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