John Choueifate named Ten’s executive director for news

Staff shuffle at Ten: John Choueifate named Ten’s executive director for news, Peter Meakin to be executive consultant for news and current affairs

Ten has announced the appointment of John Choueifate as executive director, news. The appointment is effective 1 May.

Choueifate was previously network news director, a role he has held since June 2014. He joined 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. Meakin joined Ten in February 2014 as executive director, news and current affairs.

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.”

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