Macquarie Media’s National Executive Producer Michael Thompson Departs Following Nine Takeover

Macquarie Media’s National Executive Producer Michael Thompson Departs Following Nine Takeover
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Macquarie Media’s national executive producer Michael Thompson is set to leave the business after more than 11 years.

His departure follows Nine’s recent takeover of Macquarie media as well as a string of other departures from the media company, including its ex-CEO Adam Lang and 3AW boss Stephen Beer.

Thompson started with 2GB on Ray Hadley’s program, before climbing the ranks to become Hadley’s executive producer. In the past three years, he’s been in a national role overseeing Macquarie’s news talk and sports talk formats.

In a note to staff, Nine’s new MD of radio Tom Malone said in the past year under Thompson’s leadership, the company’s total cumulative audience has grown by almost ten per cent.

Malone said: “I first came to know Michael through my role at the Today Show when he was producing Ray and they won many awards together, and I’ve always enjoyed working with him.

“I want to thank Michael for all of his hard work, professionalism and loyalty to Macquarie Media and wish him well as he explores opportunities beyond our business. He goes with all of our goodwill, and as it is in this business I look forward to seeing him back in some capacity in the future.”

Thompson will finish his role with the business this Friday.

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