Gemma Acton named Seven's national director of news operations

By AdNews | 14 June 2024
Gemma Acton.

Gemma Acton has been appointed to the newly created national role of director of news operations at Seven.

Acton, currently Seven’s Network finance editor, will work closely with Seven Network director of news and current affairs and Seven West Media editor-in-chief, Anthony De Ceglie, the metropolitan and regional news directors, executive producers and other senior news leaders to drive culture and innovation across newsrooms nationally.

She will also be responsible for leading and implementing the division’s new digital-first strategy as well as overseeing budgets.

De Ceglie, said her background and her experience mean she will hit the ground running.

"She is also extremely well-regarded and respected by her peers," he said.

Acton said she is excited to work with De Ceglie and the executive leadership team on empowering our exceptional news teams to carry out their best work.

“Our newsrooms will be underpinned by a respectful and forward-focused culture where talent, innovation and ideas are given all the tools they need to flourish," she said.

Acton will be reducing her on-air commitments.

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