Network Ten’s news site, Ten Daily, has announced the appointment of Walkley Award-winning journalist Anthony Sharwood as sports editor.
Sharwood (pictured above) was previously sports editor of HuffPostAustralia and news.com.au. He joins Ten Daily from first-person sports storytelling platform PlayersVoice, where he was a senior editor.
Mel Cornford, managing editor of Ten Daily, said: “I’m super excited Ant is joining the Ten Daily team. His impressive credentials in sports journalism, coupled with his sharp, witty editorial style and humour, suits Ten Daily to a tee.
“Ant’s appointment puts us in a strong position to build Ten Daily’s sports offering. We have big ambitions for Ten Daily and its role in supporting Network Ten’s overall sports coverage. I’m thrilled to have Ant on board to lead this charge.”
Commenting on his new role, Sharwood said: “I’m 110 percent thrilled. Ten Daily is doing for digital media what The Project did for TV. It’s smart, inquisitive and a little irreverent. I can’t wait to rip in from the members’ end and make sport a larger part of the mix.
“I’m also looking forward to working alongside some ridiculously talented people, most of whom I have never met but have idolised from afar. I will do my very best not to faint if I see Sandra Sully or Matt White in the lunch room, but I can’t make any guarantees.”
Ten Daily has also announced two more appointments with Natasha Lee joining the team as lifestyle editor and Lawrence Champness coming board as social media editor.
Lee has 10 years’ journalism experience covering news, entertainment and lifestyle categories. Previously she has worked as Yahoo7’s entertainment editor, and has held roles at The Daily Mail, Ninemsn and Nova Entertainment.
Champness joins Ten Daily from the ABC, where he spent over seven years in social-led roles, most recently as a social media producer. With a background in journalism, he has also worked at 2UE and Southern Cross Austereo.
Cornford said: “We are building something unique at Ten Daily. It’s been great seeing audiences positively engaging with our fresh editorial take and style.
“Now with Ant, Natasha and Lawrence joining our stellar team of journalists and contributors, we’re in an exciting position to engage new digital audiences through our content while continuing to put our Ten Daily twist on things.”
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