News.com.au’s managing director Julian Delany has announced that Joe Hildebrand will join news.com.au as editor-at-large.
Hildebrand is a journalist and co-host of Ten’s morning show Studio 10. Before joining news.com.au, he was opinion editor at The Daily Telegraph and a columnist for The Tele and the Herald Sun. He will continue as co-host of Studio 10. The new role is effective from January 23.
Delany said: “Joe is a fantastic journalist and we’re delighted to have someone of his talent and experience joining the team. Our brand positioning is to deliver ‘the news in colour’ and I look forward to Joe’s observations of life which I have no doubt will provide excellent commentary to the news events of the day for our audience.”
News.com.au editor-in-chief Kate de Brito said: “Joe is an experienced journalist with a talent for taking readers to the heart of a news story with his unique style and clever humour. A senior print reporter, editor and television presenter, he will now expand his considerable abilities into online – which makes him what show business calls a ‘triple threat’. We are delighted to have him on board.”
Hildebrand said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the news.com.au team. I can’t wait to be working with Kate de Brito – one of the best, funniest and most formidable journalists in Australia. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring some fresh, funny, provocative and insightful stories to the site. I have a few exciting ideas and if Kate doesn’t like them I’ll say they were someone else’s.
“The world is a big and crazy place. I love the way news.com.au is able to break it down for people and bring them the vital things they need to know as well as the stuff that’s just plain out there. In an age of information overload, bringing people stories that are fascinating, relevant and real is a role more important than ever and it’s something news.com.au does better than any other site in Australia. I cannot wait to get started. Whatever else it may be, I promise it will not be boring.”