Seven news Sydney boss Jason Morrison has stepped down from Seven after 8 years at the helm, to pursue other opportunities outside the network.
He will be replaced by Neil Warren, from Monday 19 June head of news at the Brisbane and Gold Coast newsrooms.
Jason Morrison said: “I have enjoyed working here with this amazing team who have built and solidified 7NEWS as the best news service in town.
“It has been a real honor to be in this role and achieve the success and growth that we have.”
Director of News and Public Affairs Craig McPherson said: “I want to thank Jason for his tireless efforts over the past eight years. He leaves the team in fine form as we move to home plate and into a new era for 7NEWS. He leaves Seven with enormous goodwill and best wishes for his next adventure.
Neil Warren’s television career spans 43 years, the last 31 of which with Seven, he has worked as a reporter, bureau chief, executive producer and most recently directed the 7NEWS Brisbane and Gold Coast newsrooms.
“Neil is a news craftsman, dedicated to the product and the team. I’m sure Neil will build on and continue the momentum that Jason and the Sydney News team have built,” said McPherson.
Neil Warren said: “7NEWS has a fantastic and talented Sydney team. It’s an exciting time, with the transition to a brand new team, and I’m grateful and look forward to being a part of it.”
Jason Morrison said: “I wish Neil all the best in his new job. He’s a gentleman in the business, a good friend and widely respected in the news world.”
The current assistant news director, Michael Coombes, is stepping into the role of news director in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, vacated by Warren.