Steinfort goes to 60 Minutes

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Tom Steinfort (photo source: TV Tonight)Tom Steinfort is now joining investigative show 60 Minutes, effective today.

The Nine mainstay tweeted that he stepped down from Weekend Today to be part of the 60 Minutes team, especially alongside his predecessor as Weekend Today co-host, Peter Stefanovic.

“Excited to be reporting for the network’s flagship current affairs program as it heads into its historic 40th year on Australian television!” his Tweet read.

60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon has been pencilled in to succeed Steinfort on Weekend Today.

Steinfort joined Nine in 2007, earning his experience across shows such as A Current Affair and Inside Story. He is also a Melbourne Press Club Young Journalist of the Year Awardee and Walkley nominee.

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AP&P reportership changes hands

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The reporter job at trade magazines Australasian Paint and Panel (AP&P) and Ragtrader has had a changing of the guard with Cameron Findley (pictured, right) coming in to succeed Josh McDonnell (pictured, left).

Australasian Paint and Panel’s parent firm, Yaffa Media, stated that McDonnell was reassigned to AdNews. He had been with the two mastheads since November 2016.

Follow Findley and McDonnell on LinkedIn.

Maguire to edit SMH and The Age

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Fairfax Media’s Tory Maguire has become the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s new national editor.

Maguire landed the assignment following the end of HuffPost Australia’s partnership with Fairfax Media late last year. She was the HuffPost’s editor-in-chief for two years.

Her remit now covers federal politics, business and international coverage for the above papers. She is slated to begin on April 16, 2018, and will report to Australian Metro Publishing group executive editor James Chessell.

“Tory is an outstanding journalist with around two decades’ experience editing and reporting news and federal politics. She is a proven leader in digital publishing with an excellent track record of leading newsrooms and producing engaging journalism. Our newsrooms will benefit greatly from Tory’s expertise,” said Chessell.

Follow Maguire on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Stensholt off to The Oz

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John Stensholt is coming to The Australian as a new staff member, wrapping up nearly 20 years with Fairfax Media.

He confirmed his impending exit in a Tweet earlier this month. The Australian confirmed that Stensholt will be assigned  to a project currently codenamed “The Stensholt Index”.

He is best known in Fairfax Media for reporting for the Australian Financial Review and editing the paper’s Rich List.

You can follow Stensholt on Twitter.

Doctor joins B&T reporting team

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Daisy Doctor has started a new reporter job at B&T magazine.

Doctor came over from Travel Weekly, where she recently finished up six months as online editor.

“I’m so excited to begin working, reporting on and being a part of the mediascape in Australia. Working under the leadership of editor John Bastick and news editor Huntley Mitchell, I can’t wait to begin shaking up this ever-changing space,” said Doctor, who can be found over LinkedIn.

Healey to host ABC North West WA breakfast

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2SER breakfast host Nic Healey completed his final show this morning, as he prepares to move to Karratha next month for a new gig — some 5,000km away — hosting the ABC North West WA breakfast show.
 
Speaking to Influencing, Healey said that working at 2SER full-time for the past 22-months has been a “shock to the system,” especially after two decades specialising in print and online media.
 
“It’s got a huge footprint in Sydney and a remarkable history, but there’s an energy to it because of its volunteer base that is just going to be really hard to replicate anywhere,” said Healey.
 
“You fall in love with it, it’s a remarkable station.”
 
After years of volunteering, Healey joined the station full-time in 2016 and quickly found himself in the deep-end due to the NSW state election, with some of his first segments involving speaking to some of the more fringe parties in the running.

Shine comes back to ABC News

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Tyson Shine is working once more at ABC.

The network stated that Shine is a supervising producer with the Sydney bureau. He signed on recently after returning from Qatar, where he had spent the past year as correspondent at Al-Jazeera English. He left ABC in 2015 to start with Al-Jazeera in London.

Follow Shine’s updates on his Twitter handle @theshineline and on LinkedIn.

Ziffer takes on TV business beat

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Daniel Ziffer (pictured, left) has started TV reporting duties for ABC Melbourne.

Ziffer recently stood down from six years of being a senior producer at 774 ABC Radio’s Mornings with Jon Faine, turning the job over to Katrina Palmer. He will now tackle the Melbourne business community and also report on national news for ABC’s The Business and the 7PM news show.

Stay tuned to his accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates

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