Sunrise EP Sean Power promoted to Seven Sydney director of news

Seven Network - Sean Power

Neil Warren steps down for family reasons. Stepping up into the Sunrise EP position is supervising producer Jake Lyle.

Seven Network has promoted Sean Power to director of news for Seven Sydney as Neil Warren steps aside from the role for family reasons.

Power currently serves as executive producer of Sunrise under Sarah Stinson, the director of morning television.

Warren’s TV career spans 44 years – 32 of which have been spent with Seven – has with roles as journalist, bureau chief, executive producer, and news director on his resume.

Prior to his most recent stint as director of 7NEWS Sydney, Warren spent eight years leading the 7NEWS Brisbane and Gold Coast newsrooms, and was involved in launching Seven’s Gold Coast news in 2016. He will stay on to support the Sydney news team through the transition period and help steer Seven’s news coverage of the Olympic Games. 

Seven Network - Jake Lyle

Jake Lyle

Stepping up into the EP position for Sunrise vacated by Power is supervising producer Jake Lyle. His promotion comes after the recent appointment of broadcast and print journalist Holly Fallon as executive producer of Weekend Sunrise.

Anthony De Ceglie,
Seven Network’s director of news and current affairs and Seven West Media editor-in-chief, said: “Sean’s time at Sunrise has been marked by incredible success and creativity. I can’t wait to see what he will bring to the all-important 6pm news bulletin.

“His appointment is part of ensuring that Seven has next-generational leaders in place ready for the future. The appointments of Jake and Holly likewise are further testament to this.

De Ceglie continued: “Neil is extremely well-regarded by all his peers at Seven and across the industry. We’re sad to see him go but wish him all the best, and we’re grateful he will be sticking around for some time yet to ensure a smooth transition.”

Seven network - Holly Fallon

Holly Fallon

Power said of his new role: “The opportunity to lead the 7NEWS Sydney team in this next chapter is incredibly exciting. We have the best journalists, producers, cameramen and editors in the country, in a new state-of-the-art studio and newsroom, and we will continue to put our audience first when telling the stories that matter most to Sydney.

“It’s certainly not goodbye to Brekky Central. We’ll continue working closely with the team, breaking stories from Sunrise to sunset.”

Meanwhile Warren said: “I’m extremely appreciative of all the opportunities and memories the network has provided me over many decades. Seven has been like a big family to me. But I know this is the right decision and now it’s time to give back to my own family in Queensland.”

See also: “It’s not just a job”: Sunrise EP Sean Power’s first months at the helm of Australia’s top brekkie show
See also:
Seven promotes Chris Salter to Melbourne director of news, hires new Spotlight EP

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