WIN appoints Chris Wordsworth to Qld news director

GM Andy Vautier says the appointment is pivotal for the network

The WIN Network has announced the appointment of Chris Wordsworth to the role of Queensland State news director.

WIN’s Queensland general manager Andy Vautier said the appointment was pivotal for the network and Wordsworth’s experience at all levels in the newsroom would prove invaluable in content generation and mentoring staff.

“Chris brings to the WIN Network a wealth of experience which includes working for the ABC, Seven and Nine Networks in positions such as overseas correspondent, news and current affairs reporter and bureau chief,” he said.

“Of particular relevance, Chris held the role of Queensland state director for the ABC, overseeing a local executive team which included news, television production, online, radio, technical operations, finance and facilities at a time when the ABC was the largest multimedia organisation in the state.

“Chris’ appointment further enhances the WIN Network’s commitment to regional news throughout Australia. His level of experience will be an advantage to our six Queensland news bulletins and the teams that deliver them each weeknight.

“We look forward to working with Chris as the media industry continues to evolve.”

In accepting the role, Wordsworth said he was looking forward to his return to the cut and thrust of news and praised the dedication of the reporters keeping regional audiences well informed.

“WIN is Australia’s largest regional network and has consistently remained committed to producing strong news bulletins in its markets,” he said.

“We will continue to bring the stories that matter to our audiences and ensure their voices are heard on the issues they care about. I look forward to joining the team in Queensland later this month.”

Wordsworth’s role will be effective from June 20, 2016.

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