As expected, Nine Network Managing Director, Jeff Browne, has announced Darren Wick to the role of Director of News and Current Affairs.
The Director of Nine News Sydney, replaces Mark Calvert, who resigned on Friday.
“Darren is one of those rare people who has a thirst and talent for news and current affairs embedded in his DNA. His extraordinary commitment and effort has been fundamental to Nine’s News performance, topped off with a great win in Sydney last year. Darren has rightly earned the respect of all in our newsrooms across the country, as well as other television networks and major news organisations and he is the natural choice to assume the top role in News and Current Affairs at Nine” said Jeff Browne.
Wick has been with Nine for 16 years. His other roles have included Executive Producer on A Current Affair and Today show. Prior to joining the Nine, he worked at News Ltd as a journalist on The Daily Mirror followed by a stint in the UK working in television news and current affairs.
He has been credited with leading the rise of Nine News in the Sydney market.
“I’m honoured to take on the baton of Director of News and Current Affairs. We have an outstanding team around the country and I look forward to working with them on building our success nationally,” said Wick.
David Gyngell, Chief Executive Officer of Nine Entertainment Co, said: “Darren has earned the post with sheer hard work and leadership – he’s an outstanding appointment.”
Nine has been winning the news battle in Sydney and Melbourne.