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Jorian Gardner stood down from WIN News?

johnboy 31 July 2010 45

[First filed: Jul 30, 2010 @ 9:51]

WIN have confirmed to us that Lachlan Kennedy is now the acting Chief of Staff for WIN News.

We’re currently chasing down why this would be the case and what’s up with the controversial and colourful news director, Jorian Gardner.

More on this as it comes to hand. We’ve requested comment from all the players.

UPDATE: We’re hearing that Jessica Good is also no longer with us. As a JG myself the purge against these initials chills the blood.


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voxpop voxpop 3:00 pm 02 Aug 10

Dear Dorian

Karma is a bitch.

xo

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:00 pm 02 Aug 10

Hey I’ll take over the news reading. Nowhere near as easy on the eye as Jessica, but it could be fun to do the local news in the same vain as Clive Robertson used to do the late news. A bit like this.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:26 am 02 Aug 10

The Frots said :

Well, if there’s a vacancy there now perhaps one of our losing pollies can apply. Imagine how exciting the evening news will be with Rudd as the anchor?

Rhyming slang?

grumpyrhonda grumpyrhonda 10:18 am 01 Aug 10

I’m hoping we will be getting real news now and not just sports and political reports.

peters2007 peters2007 11:47 pm 31 Jul 10

There’s a story about Jessica Good leaving over at the Spy Report, a media news website, and it has a few interesting tidbits… among other things, it suggests that Lachlan Kennedy is not in the frame to replace her.

http://www.mediaspy.org/report/2010/07/31/jessica-good-to-leave-win-news/

Potato Potato 9:35 pm 31 Jul 10

he might start a riotact 2 in his [copious] spare time… look out JB

bd84 bd84 9:17 pm 31 Jul 10

I do prefer Lachlan Kennedy as the news reader over Jessica.. She is very stoney face and her stylist (if there is one) should have got the chop after her first week. They could turn it into the Lachlan News with him being the news, sport and weather presenter plus chief of staff?

2620watcher 2620watcher 8:12 pm 31 Jul 10

If 3yr terms are the norm, its likely that JG’s 3yr term is up and either one or both parties may have chosen to go their different ways.

Maybe WIN could poach Siobhan Heanue from the ABC and bring some class to the bulletin.

Lets just hope the wardrobe people are going to get cycled also, as they have absolutely nailed the ability to dress female presenters in drab outfits at best.

The Frots The Frots 7:24 pm 31 Jul 10

Well, if there’s a vacancy there now perhaps one of our losing pollies can apply. Imagine how exciting the evening news will be with Rudd as the anchor?

urchin urchin 6:44 pm 31 Jul 10

sexynotsmart said :

Jessica say it ain’t so!

You’re the two best reasons to watch the latenight news.

+10. my evenings are, alas, a bit poorer

CanberraCreative CanberraCreative 5:43 pm 31 Jul 10

Jessica gone…. oh say it is so. She’s no journalist, she’s an awkward and phoney speech reader. Virginia at ABC has substance, all Jessica Good has is too much hairspray.

sexynotsmart sexynotsmart 4:20 pm 31 Jul 10

Jessica say it ain’t so!

You’re the two best reasons to watch the latenight news.

johnboy johnboy 2:34 pm 31 Jul 10

WIN’s a dangerous place to work around election time it seems.

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 9:43 am 31 Jul 10

Actually, in these cases it’s a combination of operator error (director/DA/camera operator/audio mixer all in one!) and the million dollar piece of junk they operate.

WIN generally has a large turnover of staff and currently have very few experienced directors.

Combine this with an automated switching program which is completely unreliable plus no on-site support staff to fix the problems and it’s a recipe for disaster.

However, the director’s job is not helped by a dysfunctional news room that fails to deliver its content on time. It’s really only this aspect that falls back on Jorian in regards to on-air issues.

WillowJim WillowJim 9:28 am 31 Jul 10

Outta Control said :

Gardner was running WIN News at the time and the buck stopped with him.

Um, I’m pretty sure the station has a general manager, and the news program would have a director and/or executive producer, all of whom would outrank the chief-of-staff.

Ozhair Ozhair 9:25 am 31 Jul 10

astrojax said :

given jorian’s work in the arts, i was bemused to read – first in this thread – that he’d had a gig as c of s in a news room. curiouser and curiouser this world becomes…

Agreed. When I saw this post, my first reaction was; Wait, Gardner’s been doing what…!?

What idiot gave him the gig in the first place??

But while I have absolutely no love for Gardner, I have to agree with other commenters responses to Outta Control. A technical issue like the one he described has nothing to do with Gardner. The buck wouldn’t stop with him in this instance, it would stop with either the Master Control operators (who aren’t even in Canberra) or the techincal staff charged with keeping the signal on the air.

astrojax astrojax 8:31 am 31 Jul 10

people actually watch channels other than abc and sbs? astounding! 😉

given jorian’s work in the arts, i was bemused to read – first in this thread – that he’d had a gig as c of s in a news room. curiouser and curiouser this world becomes…

Outta Control Outta Control 5:58 am 31 Jul 10

WillowJim said :

LOL at Outta Control’s suggestion that Jorian was somehow responsible for a technical failure. Good one.

Gardner was running WIN News at the time and the buck stopped with him.

CanberraCreative CanberraCreative 3:50 am 31 Jul 10
eh_steve eh_steve 11:10 pm 30 Jul 10

Kennedy’s a gun, glad to hear he’s acting CoS.

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