Former Nine news boss Mark Llewellyn has returned to the network in the newly created role of creative director for news and current affairs, effective today. He will report to Nine’s national director of news and current affairs Darren Wick, who announced the appointment to staff in an email (see below).
Prior to this, Llewellyn had been working at Seven for more than a decade. He was the founding executive producer of Sunday Night. Llewellyn also served as the executive producer of the Australian true crime series Murder Uncovered, which was hosted by former 60 Minutes reporter Michael Usher. The show went to air in early 2017 but was not renewed by Seven for a second season.
Read Wick’s email to staff announcing Llewellyn’s appointment below.
Mark Llewellyn is joining Nine from today in a new role as the Creative Director for News and Current Affairs.
In this brief, Mark will be tasked with developing original longer-form content for the network on our traditional broadcast platform and for the rapidly growing world of Digital.
But he’ll also work closely with me as we continue to innovate and improve our existing programs and bulletins. He is a brilliant out-of-the-box thinker and I encourage everyone to tap his brain.
Many of you know Mark as a colleague during his previous time at Nine. He joined as a young Sydney-based reporter, has been the Network Director of News and Current Affairs, Managing Director of 60 Minutes, Executive Producer of A Current Affair and a London correspondent.
For those of you not familiar with him, Mark has an acclaimed track record as one of Australia’s finest and most forward-thinking producers in current affairs and news documentaries.
He has been with the Seven Network for the past decade and was the founding Executive Producer and creator of Sunday Night. Most recently, he has been the Executive Producer of Seven’s real crime documentary series Murder Uncovered.
Mark will also work with Nine’s Factual Production Unit, under Janeen Faithfull, producing documentaries for the network.
I’ll introduce him to all of you during the coming days.