Deb Masters has been appointed the new executive producer of the ABC’s Australian Story. She takes over in mid-August after current EP Deb Fleming retires.
ABC director of news Kate Torney said: “Over the course of three decades Deb Masters has been a driving force in the world of quality, longer-form programming, including many years across programs such as The 7.30 Report, Four Corners and Australian Story.
“We’re fortunate to have someone with such experience at the helm as Australian Story approaches its 20th birthday in May next year and I know we’ll see the program go from strength to strength under Deb’s leadership.”
Deb Masters has also played a critical role in the production of numerous memorable television series including The Howard Years, Dynasties and 100 Years: The Australian Story.
Most recently, she was the series producer for the highly acclaimed political documentary series The Killing Season.
Prior to that, Masters was with Four Corners from 2009-2014, where she won multiple awards including the Gold Walkley and a Logie for the “Banking Bad” episode which she co-produced.