Nine gets value from Oz Media


Nine gets value from Oz Media
(Credit: Crikey Media)
(published as a result of the mention of Hottest On TV in the Media section of The Australian)


Nine's stalwart spinner, David Hurley and the Sydney news director, Max Uechtritz, certainly got their money's worth in lunching The Australian's Media gossiper, Amanda Meade last week.

Crikey reported in Friday's sealed section how Amanda had been lunched at Ottos, the upmarket quasi Italian eatery frequented by some of the Emerald City's glitterati. Part owner John (Carson) Laws is a frequent trougher at his restaurant.

It's expensive, but from today's Media section in The Australian, it was worth it.

A nice story on the Nine Network's two new western Sydney news bureaus in Parramatta and Liverpool - Nine http://theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11346943%255E7582,00.html shifts crews to its heartland. It's not a new story, Nine having announced it months ago. But the whole thing started this week. Pity about the photo accompanying Amanda's story though. It was taken at that well-known western Sydney spot called the Nine helipad at Willoughby.

Then Amanda has the drop on the new finance reporter for Nine, the ABC's Karen Tso. The story isn't on the web this morning, but as Amanda reveals, Karen is on the web as one of the 'hot' http://www.hottestontv.com.au/index.php?section=celebs&profile=200&letter=k
&sort=firstname&sort_gender=b&anch=2
babes on TV.

The report by Amanda makes clear Tso was a Max hiring. She'll be doing a Ross Greenwood in working across the Network doing business, or rather doing what Ross Greenwood was hired partly to do (he writes for The Bulletin and other ACP magazines).

Let's hope though she stays in one place long enough to learn and develop so she can fully replace Business Sunday reporter, Helen McCombie, who left almost two months ago.

But if she's going to be also doing reports for Sunday and A Current Affair, as well as 'news programs", what will Ross Greenwood be doing? That was supposed to be his gig when he was hired by john Alexander to replace Michael Pascoe.

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Tso popular, she's good business for Nine (The Diary), by Amanda Meade - 11th Nov 2004