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A Current Affair on Channel 9 announces Amy McCarthy as executive producer

A Current Affair on Channel 9 – Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Fiona Dear, has announced the appointment of Amy McCarthy as the new Executive Producer of A Current Affair.

McCarthy steps into her new role with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of excellence. For the past decade, she has been the Executive Producer of Daytime News in the Sydney newsroom, where she has been an instrumental figure in covering some of the most significant news events both locally and globally.

From leading the 9News live coverage of the Black Summer bushfires, the NSW floods, and the US election between Trump and Biden, to steering the reporting on international incidents like the Christchurch earthquake and shootings, the Paris and London Bridge terror attacks, and the King’s Coronation, McCarthy has demonstrated an exceptional ability to manage high-pressure situations with grace and effectiveness. Her work also includes extensive coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and the live broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.

Fiona Dear, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, said:

“A Current Affair has never been stronger, and Amy’s appointment comes at an exciting time as we aim to grow our audience by embracing new ideas and innovative approaches. Amy is a natural leader known for her creativity, mentorship, and collaborative spirit. She has a unique talent for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to journalistic integrity.

“Amy’s leadership style is defined by her ability to bring out the best in her team, her willingness to seek assistance when needed, and her dedication to mentoring junior staff while collaborating with senior colleagues. Her vision aligns perfectly with A Current Affair’s goals of not only maintaining its strong identity and loyal viewership but also expanding its reach and transforming into a dynamic, multiplatform program.

“I am thrilled to welcome Amy to the News and Current Affairs leadership group and look forward to seeing the innovative contributions she will bring to A Current Affair.”

Amy McCarthy, Executive Producer of A Current Affair, said:

“I am so proud to be part of the ACA team. As a journalist, this show is as good as it gets – the incredible team find and tell stories that speak for Australia and hit the heart. It’s a big next step for me but I’m so ready for the challenge.”

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