SMH editor Judith Whelan moves to ABC Radio

Whelan will provide editorial and creative direction to meet the overall strategic goals of ABC Radio

ABC Radio has appointed the editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, Judith Whelan, to oversee its talk networks and programs.

Whelan will provide editorial and creative direction to meet the overall strategic goals of ABC Radio and the wider corporation.

As head of spoken content, Whelan will be responsible for ABC Radio’s flagship programs within the capital city radio network, Grandstand and the ideas network RN.

The appointment as head of spoken content completes ABC Radio’s executive restructure. Whelan will report to the director of radio, Michael Mason, and will work alongside the head of music, Chris Scaddan, whose portfolio covers music networks, including ABC Classic FM, triple j, Double J, ABC Jazz and ABC Country.

“Judith brings to the ABC the perfect suite of skills that our talk networks and programs need in this very challenging digital era,” Mason said.

Whelan will commence in her new role on 7 November.

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