Just before the announcement of restructuring at TVNZ, one of the staff expected to be in the firing line has quit.
Head of news Bill Ralston's departure has been predicted by the media for weeks but has been constantly denied by both the broadcaster and Mr Ralston.
But TVNZ CEO Rick Ellis accepted Mr Ralston¹s resignation today, saying Mr Ralston led News and Current Affairs during a challenging three-year period and "he leaves with our best wishes".
Head of television Jeff Latch will take over executive responsibility for the news department while day to day operations will now be in the hands of Mr Ralston¹s former deputy Steve Rowe.
Although news is at the core of TVOne's brand, its flagship One News has been mired in poor ratings, causing a decline in advertising revenues.
The restructure of TVNZ's management is expected to be announced today.
This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags
- Xero makes a special alteration to rival's billboard
- Snowball appoints head of growth capital
- Xero wins plaudits for artificial intelligence product suite with revenue potential
- NZ dollar climbs above 70 US cents on relatively upbeat kiwi fundamentals
- Rocket Lab maiden test flight suffers second delay
Most listened to
- Business leaders on Budget 2017: Failure to set up any significant public-private partnerships for infrastructure is "really disappointing," says Paul Glass
- Serko’s Darrin Grafton says the company can use its SME platform to expand globally
- Trump travels overseas selling jobs as North Korea continues to lash out, on Trump’s Beltway with Nathan Smith
- Nick Shewring says co-working attracts "awesome people doing cool things"
- NBR Radio: best of the week ended May 19, with Grant Walker