ABC announces new director of news

Following the resignation of Kate Torney as the ABC’s director of news, Gaven Morris has been announced as her replacement.
Torney resigned last month to become chief executive of the State Library of Victoria while Morris steps into the role after three years as head of content with ABC News .
Craig McMurtrie, takes up the newly created position of deputy director.
Managing director Mark Scott said the appointments followed an extensive process involving both internal and external candidates, telling the ABC,
“Gaven comes to this role with a strong record in managing the complexity of large newsrooms and, in particular, building news brands such as ABC News 24.”
“He is well positioned to lead ABC News into its next chapter.”

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