Frank Pangallo has announced his resignation from Seven Adelaide after 23 years of service.
Pangallo has worked in the media for more than 45 years, holding senior positions in newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
Pangallo started his career as a copy boy at The News, Rupert Murdoch’s first newspaper, in 1972 and worked his way through the ranks to eventually become the paper’s editor in 1989.
In television Pangallo worked for the ABC’s 7.30 Report and Network Ten’s Eyewitness News and Sports Tonight before joining Seven.
He started at the Seven Network’s Real Life current affairs program in 1994 as supervising producer, based in Sydney, before joining Today Tonight as it premiered on January 30, 1995. Executive producer Graham Archer and Pangallo have been with the program since the first night on air.
Today Tonight is unbeaten for 16 successive years and has claimed more than 630 consecutive winning weeks of official ratings.
Frank Pangallo said: “This was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career. I have truly loved my job and the support, respect and friendship I’ve received from all the staff I’ve worked with in the Seven Network.
“I would like to thank our host, Rosanna Mangiarelli, for her enormous input and professionalism both on air and in assisting us in producing TT.
“My motivation to succeed has never been stronger and I am proud of the achievements we’ve all made together to remain at the top of our game.”
Seven’s network director of news and public affairs Craig McPherson said: “No matter where Frank worked, he became the heart and soul of that office.
“Feared by his opponents, respected by his colleagues. Everyone knew when Frank was in town. Relentless and passionate and also kind and caring. Frank helped so many over his 23 years at Seven.”
Pangallo’s last day will be July 7 and a replacement will be announced in due course.