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Mark Weldon's MediaWorks tenure

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/05/2016

MARK WELDON'S TROUBLED MEDIAWORKS REIGN

2014

August 8 - Former stock exchange boss Mark Weldon becomes MediaWorks chief executive

October 14 - Cancellation of late night Paul Henry show and morning news show Firstline announced

2015

April 7 - Paul Henry's morning cross-platform news show launches

April 9 - Current affairs show Campbell Live placed under review

May 21 - John Campbell announces he is leaving MediaWorks, show axed

June 5 - US hedgefund Oaktree Capital completes takeover of MediaWorks Investments

June 25 - New evening current affairs show Story announced

September 15 - Scout gossip website launches

November 4 - Proposal not to renew current affairs show 3D announced

December 1 - 3D officially cancelled

December 14 - Planned TV3 soap opera denied New Zealand on Air funding

2016

February 1 - 3 News and RadioLive news operations rebrands to Newshub

February 25 - Head of News Mark Jennings resigns

April 14 - Reserve Bank cancels media lock-ups after Newshub reporter leaks embargoed details of OCR cut

April 29 - News presenter Hilary Barry resigns

May 4 - Embattled CEO Mark Weldon resigns

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