Geoff Field: “This is indeed a new career path”
After announcing his departure from 2SM in pursuit of a new challenge, Radio Today can now reveal all the details of Geoff Field‘s next chapter.
The broadcast journalist and multi-ACRA nominated newsreader has joined the University of Technology in Sydney. Geoff will be a full-time mentor to journalism students and news director of 2SER FM.
He takes over from Kirsty Meyers who has accepted a content director new role with a UAE-based radio station.
Geoff said, “Having been in commercial radio since I left school in Nowra at the age of 16, this is indeed a new career path and something I’m really looking forward to.
“Station manager Melanie Withnall will allow me to shape the news you’ll be hearing on 2SER, and I intend bringing my skills to the airwaves as well as training and fostering the talent of up and coming journalists.”
“I had many years at 2Day FM and before that at 2GB, so I hope to bring a wealth of knowledge to my new position.”
Geoff starts at UTS today after filing his last bulletin for 2SM on the weekend.
After just six months with the Caralis-owned 2SM, Geoff says it allowed him to get back to his roots and write and read news in a busy environment while allowing him to travel with his partner, Jason.
“One of the things that astound me is the loyalty I’ve been fortunate enough to receive after being on-air for more than 20 years in Sydney.
“Not a day goes by without someone on the street, a taxi driver of a person in the supermarket telling me they remember the gay wedding or even the days when I used to read for Derryn Hinch and Ita Buttrose at 2GB, I guess that makes me a very lucky man”, he said.