Thursday 25 May 2017

Garrett Harte appointed Editor in Chief of Newstalk

Newstalk's editor in chief Garrett Harte
Newstalk's editor in chief Garrett Harte
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Garrett Harte has been appointed Editor in Chief of Newstalk.

Mr Harte, who has worked in Newstalk for over 13 years, was previously the Editor of the station.

Communicorp announced the appointment today, saying the creation of this new role is in response to the continued and ongoing growth of the station which now attracts over 400,000 listeners every day. 

The Editor in Chief will be responsible for the development of the Newstalk brand and content across all platforms.

Gervaise Slowey, CEO of Communicorp Group, said: “The Newstalk brand is continuing to grow and in order to build the brand further we have created a new role of Editor in Chief.”

“This is a vital appointment which will allow the brand to develop across all platforms and I am delighted that Garrett has accepted this senior leadership role within the Group. Garrett’s experience and knowledge of both the station and the industry will be vital as the station continues to evolve in response to listeners’ changing demands and preferences,” Ms Slowey said.

Communicorp has commenced the process to appoint a new CEO to Newstalk and it is expected that an appointment will be made later this year.

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