AFLW star Daisy Pearce joins 1116 SEN as talent overhaul continues
Since Crocmedia inked a merger deal with SEN earlier this month, the station has seen sweeping job cuts, as Crocmedia chief executive and Pacific Star Network managing director elect Craig Hutchison put the broom through the existing staff.
Pearce is set to play a key role at the station, with roles on Gerard Whateley‘s new show, Breakfast with Garry Lyon & Tim Watson as well as her own show about women’s sport.
She will also contribute analysis for AFL Nation and 1116 SEN Footy.
“I’m excited to be part of something that feels transformative, fresh, and contemporary in sports radio,” Pearce said.
“I really admire and respect how Gerard, Garry and Tim go about things so the opportunity to learn from them and to work in an environment where I know I will be challenged to keep developing with the support of some of the best names in sport was a huge draw card.”
“We are thrilled with the calibre and integrity of the talent we’ve assembled that will drive 1116 SEN into its new era,” Hutchison added.
“We’ve secured sport’s biggest names and influencers and we aren’t done yet with further announcements still to come regarding Gerard’s show which launches on Monday.
“There will be more diversity, opinion, and something for all sport’s fans in the new 1116 SEN world.
“We’ll call more live sport, take you places you’ve always dreamed of going, and connect you with your heroes all over the world.
“1116 SEN in 2018 means business, and we’ve got the ensemble cast in place to start an amazing ride.”
As well as Pearce, Crocmedia and 1116 SEN have taken several ex-AFL players on board since the start of the year including Kane Cornes, Nick Dal Santo, Dermott Brereton, Terry Wallace, Robert Murphy and Adam Cooney.
Expert analyst David King has also joined the network recently.