Nearly four years ago Foxtel celebrated seven of its staff who were leaving after a major restructure of the business. Dubbed The Magnificent Seven, a farewell dinner in 2016 was organised by Foxtel’s Brian Walsh for Rhonda Dawson, Travis Conneeley, Shaun James, Brendon Moo, Gabriel Ayoub, Paul Macionis and Graham Burrells.
One of the seven, Brendon Moo, not long after that arrived at Foxtel sister business Fox Sports on a six-month maternity leave contract. Tomorrow he departs the Artarmon Fox Sports tower after three and a half years, working most recently as head of sports publicity.
During the merge of Fox Sports into Foxtel, Moo helped both Adam Ballesty and Kim McConnie onboard in their director of sports marketing roles before taking on head of publicity working with Jamie Campbell.
A keen golfer, Moo will be on the course on Wednesday in between leaving Fox Sports and his next role.
There’s not much Moo doesn’t know about the media business – particularly TV. He has spent most of the past 14 years at Foxtel in various roles including head of publicity, head of factual channels, GM Foxtel On Demand and Presto head of acquisitions.
Moo spent eight years with the Nine Network as head of publicity and started in TV at SBS in publicity.
He began in media at News Limited working as a TV critic and sports reporter, doing his cadetship in Brisbane and he was later a copy boy under John Hartigan and Col Allen.