Network Ten has announced the appointment of Matt White to the new role of head of sport, reporting to chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey.
White’s new position is in addition to his on-air role at Network Ten, including hosting Supercars, Rugby and Australian Formula One Grand Prix coverage and the weekly magazine program RPM.
White’s extensive media career includes more than a decade at Network Ten, where he worked as a sport reporter and weekend host of Sports Tonight. During his years at Ten, he was also closely involved with key sports such as Supercars, Formula One and the Spring Racing Carnival.
In 2004, White moved from Ten to Seven Network, where he held a number of senior news and sport presenting roles. He returned to Network Ten in 2014. White brings a world of editorial experience as an outstanding television executive, as well as significant commercial acumen in the sporting world.
Ms McGarvey said: “Matt is one of the most experienced and versatile television presenters in Australia, with a career that spans sport, special events, news and current affairs.
“I’m delighted that he has agreed to take on the new role of Head of Sport, while continuing to appear on air for us. Network Ten remains the free-to-air television home of Supercars, MotoGP, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the Wallabies and the A-League.”
White said: “Now is the perfect time for Ten Sport to build on our existing platform of live sports broadcasts and sports programming, and I can’t wait to lead the charge. We have great people who are passionate, innovative and committed to delivering what our viewers want – more of the sports they love on free-to-air television. Ten Sport is open for business, so watch this space.”
Adam Cush has been promoted to the role of director of sport production. Cush has been a key member of the Sport department for almost a decade and will continue to lead its production, commercial and business affairs functions, working closely with White.