Mark Mooney becomes 7NEWS Adelaide news director

Mark Mooney

Mooney succeeds Chris Salter, who was promoted to director of news in Seven Melbourne last month.

The Seven Network has appointed Mark Mooney as 7NEWS Adelaide’s news director, replacing Chris Salter, who was recently appointed director of news in Seven Melbourne to fill the vacancy left by Shaun Menegola.

Mooney was previously deputy news director of 7NEWS Adelaide and will report to Seven Network director of news and current affairs and Seven West Media editor-in- chief, Anthony De Ceglie.

“Mark has been a brilliant deputy on the back of a storied career as a journalist and I am very excited that he now has the chance to lead the South Australian team in his own right,” De Ceglie said.

“I can’t wait to see what his tenure brings as 7NEWS continues to dominate the ratings and grow its digital offerings with bold new direction across our senior leadership team in Australia.”

Mooney joined the 7NEWS Adelaide team in 2008 and has been deputy news director since 2021. 

“I’ve loved being part of the talented, hard-working 7NEWS Adelaide team for the past 16 years and I’m so excited to take on the role of News Director,” Mooney said.

“Keeping South Australians informed is a passion of mine and it’ll be a privilege to lead our brilliant newsroom.

“I can’t wait to get to work ramping up 7NEWS’ digital offerings while continuing to hone our broadcast news service for the people of South Australia.”

His predecessor, Salter, became the director of news at Seven Melbourne after six years at Seven in Adelaide. At the same time, the network also appointed a new executive producer for Spotlight: Gemma Williams.

“Chris has done an amazing job in Adelaide, where 7NEWS has been #1 for more than 13 years,” De Ceglie said at the time of Salter’s promotion.

“I’m really pleased that he has agreed to take this new role and I know he is going to make a huge mark on 7NEWS Melbourne as we endeavour to think differently about the future of our platforms.”

See also: Seven promotes Chris Salter to Melbourne director of news, hires new Spotlight EP

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