Are Media has appointed Katherine Davison as the editor of the prominent Australian celebrity news and entertainment brand, WHO, to guide its omnichannel content strategy and elevate the household brand to new heights.
Davison, formerly the managing editor of entertainment, lifestyle, and commercial editorial at Seven Network’s 7NEWS.com.au, is set to commence her role on Monday, November 27.
Davison joined 7NEWS.com.au in 2019 as the senior front page editor. Her career also includes roles such as executive editor at Pacific Magazines’ newidea.com.au, Femail editor at Daily Mail Australia, deputy editor of That’s Life, and commissioning editor and features writer for Time Inc in London.
In her capacity as WHO’s editor, Davison will collaborate with Susan Armstrong, Are Media’s general manager – entertainment. Armstrong expressed enthusiasm about Katherine’s appointment, stating, “Katherine is an incredibly talented editor, with great experience across print and digital brands both here and in the UK.”
She specified that Davison will be joining the team, “to lead the omnichannel content strategy on WHO and to take this much-loved brand to new levels.”
Further, Armstrong highlighted WHO’s significance within Are Media’s Entertainment Vertical, which also encompasses Woman’s Day, New Idea, Royals Monthly (By New Idea), TV WEEK, Take 5, and That’s Life.
Commenting on her appointment, Davison emphasised the brand’s longstanding delivery of “trusted” celebrity news to Australians. She described seeing the opportunity to contribute to the brand’s story during a time when multi-platform reach is crucial.
Katherine remarked, “At WHO’s core is captivating, insightful and real entertainment content that connects with a discerning audience. The potential for maximising this cherished connection across print, digital and commercial is enormous.”
This announcement aligns with Are Media’s recent strategic editorial appointments, including Grace O’Neill as editor of the new print version of ELLE Australia, Tessa Ogle as digital managing editor, fashion and beauty, and Sophie Tedmanson as editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly.
Top Image: Katherine Davison