TV and film critic Wenlei Ma leaves after more than nine years

Wenlei Ma

Ma will still be working regularly across her other roles

Wenlei Ma, journalist and TV and film critic for, has announced that she will be leaving the publication after just shy of a decade. 

“After 9.5 years at, I’m finishing up today,” Ma wrote on Twitter on Friday. “It’s been quite the journey and I’ll miss going to work every day with my friends.”

Working across multiple outlets, Ma will still be working regularly across her other roles.

“You can still hear me weekly on RN Breakfast and fortnightly on ABC Nightlife, and sometimes see me on China Tonight,” Wenlei Ma added. 

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The announcement comes on the same day as Ipsos Iris reveals that has held the top spot as Australia’s number one news site for the fifth consecutive month, with 20.2 million people using news websites and apps during May.

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Of the achievement, editor-in-chief Lisa Muxworthy said “We always think about off-platform. That’s a big focus for us because it’s about reaching our audiences where they are. We recorded record traffic on search in May, reached millions of Australians on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and we had close to 19 million views of our coronation videos on TikTok.

Muxworthy also said she was proud of the amount of time Australians are spending on each month. In May it was an average of 33 minutes per person.

“It’s one thing to get Australians to come to you, it’s another thing entirely to keep them engaged for so long,” she said. “I’m thrilled that Australians keep returning daily for their news, and to be informed and entertained.”

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