Brent Williams Appointed as Nine’s Director of Sport
Brent Williams has been appointed as Nine’s Director of Sport.
Williams will report to Nine’s National Director of News & Current Affairs, Darren Wick, as part of a newly aligned management structure where Nine Sport and News will collaborate closely on major projects.
Accoridng to Darren Wick, “Brent is one of the most experienced producers in Australian television and has been steering major coverage of sport and national events with Nine for 25 years.
“Cutting his teeth on the iconic Hey Hey It’s Saturday, a job where literally everything, including the kitchen sink, was thrown at him, Brent has excelled at each and every challenge sent his way.
“He’s been the executive producer of the TV Week Logie Awards for the past eight years, the executive producer of Carols by Candlelight, the executive producer of the London Summer Olympics and the Vancouver Winter Games, the head of Tennis for Nine and the Head of Cricket.
“He has also run the AFL Footy Show, the Sunday Footy Show, Footy Classified and was the match producer of AFL when Nine had broadcast rights in the early 2000’s.
“This experience and passion for live sport will enable Brent to add another dimension to the extensive coverage and prominence in our schedule of the NRL, with the biggest moments of State of Origin and Rugby League’s Grand Final annually among the most watched events on TV.”
“I’m excited to be taking on the role as Director of Sport,” said Brent. “As a sports tragic, it’s literally a dream job. Wide World of Sports is an iconic brand in broadcasting, thanks to the incredibly talented and dedicated WWOS family over many years. I’m lucky to already be a member of that family and know first-hand the pride, passion and responsibility that comes with any product branded with the famous WWOS logo.
“It’s an honour to be leading the team and I look forward to driving the evolution of Nine’s sports broadcasting and broader sports strategy into the future.”
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