anthonyflanneryNetwork Ten has announced the resignation of its Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery.

Flannery will depart the network on 28 February. He came into the role from New Zealand in January 2012 as Ten was in recovery mode from the failed news expansion experiment of 2011.

Network chief Hamish McLennan said in a statement today:

“I would like to thank Anthony for his hard work and contribution over the past two years. Our News operation has become stronger and more efficient over that time and our flagship Ten Eyewitness News bulletins at 5pm continue to dominate their timeslot in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. We wish Anthony all the very best for the future.”

The announcement of Flannery’s departure comes less than two weeks before the arrival of former Nine and Seven news chief Peter Meakin who arrives at Ten on 17 February as its Executive Director of News and Current Affairs.

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