10 ViacomCBS appoints Martin White and Rashell Habib to news roles

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 29 September 2021
Rashell Habib and Martin White

10 ViacomCBS has appointed Martin White as head of broadcast news and Rashell Habib as head of digital news and strategy.

The duo, who both step into newly created roles, will be responsible for leading the 10 News First team, while managing the broadcast and digital content strategies for news.

White was previously executive producer of 10 News First Sydney, a role he has held since 2019. He has also worked at Seven News and Nine News in senior roles.

“Martin has made an important and valuable contribution to our 10 News First bulletin over the past two years,” says ViacomCBS AUNZ chief content officer and executive vice president Beverley McGarvey.

“Martin’s experience and comprehensive skills across scripting, editing, content creation and media strategy in news and sport is really impressive. He is also a very well-respected leader and mentor. His appointment ensures that we will continue to deliver compelling news to our viewers seven days a week.”

Habib has more than 15 years’ experience, previously working as social and digital editor at 10ViacomCBS. She has also worked at News Corp for more than 10 years.

“Rashell’s extensive and specialist strategic social media knowledge, complemented by her news editorial experience and passion, highlights how we are shaping the future of news across all our platforms,” McGarvey says.

"We are thrilled that Martin and Rashell will lead the 10 News First team. The future of news is looking bright.”

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