Former Triple M boss Mike Fitzpatrick among 3 new key ABC appointments


The ABC has announced three key senior audio appointments in its Content division.

Leading radio executive Mike Fitzpatrick will be the ABC’s new Head of Capital City Network and Sport.

Fitzpatrick headed up the Triple M network for 11 years. He was Head of Digital Sport for Southern Cross Austereo’s LiSTNR platform.

Double J Executive Producer Phoebe Bennett is the new Content Director for triple j Double j.

While Beverley Wang, the Stop Everything! and Life Matters host will be the ABC’s first National Culture Correspondent.

The ABC’s Head Audio Content Ben Latimer says “These exciting new roles for Phoebe and Beverley, alongside the appointment of Mike Fitzpatrick to spearhead the Capital City and Sports Networks, reflect ABC’s ongoing commitment to providing unmatched audio experiences to our Australian audiences.”

Further senior ABC audio appointments will be announced in coming months.

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Informed spectator
5 Feb 2024 - 3:59 pm

Re: Mike Fitzpatrick

He was Head of Digital Sport for Southern Cross Austereo’s LiSTNR platform.

Uh, no he wasn’t?

Ben Dikpic
5 Feb 2024 - 9:24 pm

I hear jjj are going to put promo vehicles on the road like black thunders and nova rav 4’s

5 Feb 2024 - 9:29 pm

Commercial guys are taking over the ABC –
Ex Nova, Triple M, Netflix what’s next, a 2dayfm executive!!!

5 Feb 2024 - 9:30 pm

Lee Simon was head of Sport Triple M.

6 Feb 2024 - 7:24 am

Who was then informed spectator?

6 Feb 2024 - 8:21 am

How great two new female appointments.
Let’s hope they got them on merit not just for the sake of diversity.

Wokey the pokey
6 Feb 2024 - 8:39 am

I don’t know what the ABC are doing with the overall plan but I wouldnt think that the woke culture would be the right fit for some of these signings having worked with some of them.

6 Feb 2024 - 10:39 am

Two internal ABC appointments — a former Double J EP now CD for both Double J and Triple J; an ABC RN host being names the network’s culture correspondent — being just “diversity” hires, really??

Informed spectator
6 Feb 2024 - 4:38 pm


There was no one until it was officially created as a new role with Ewan Giles being appointed as Head of Sport for MMM & LiSTNR.



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