Network Ten today announced the appointment of John Choueifate as Executive Director, News. The appointment is effective 1 May.
Mr Choueifate was previously Network News Director, a role he has held since June 2014. He joined Network Ten in December 2013 as Director of News, Sydney.
Peter Meakin will take on the new role of Executive Consultant, News and Current Affairs, on 1 May. Mr Meakin joined Network Ten in February 2014 as Executive Director, News and Current Affairs.
Network Ten Chief Executive Officer, Paul Anderson, said: “Peter has made an important and valuable contribution to our news and current affairs programs over the past two years, in particular to The Project, and I’m delighted that he is staying with us in his new role.
“John is one of the best and most experienced news and current affairs executives in Australia. Under his direction, the TEN Eyewitness News First At Five bulletins have continued to dominate their timeslots around the country and have continued to deliver compelling and informative news to our viewers seven days a week.”
Mr Meakin said: “I am delighted to be continuing my association with The Project and Studio 10, working closely with Chief Programming Officer Beverley McGarvey. I hold Chouf in enormously high regard and TEN News will be in safe hands with him.”
Mr Choueifate said: “I would like to thank Peter for his guidance at Ten over the past two years. I’m thrilled to be leading an enthusiastic and committed team. There are many exciting opportunities that lie ahead and I’m keen to continue to grow TEN News across all platforms.”