White and Habib, in the newly created roles, will be responsible for leading the successful 10 News First team into the future, while managing the broadcast and digital content strategies for news.
White has been appointed as Head of Broadcast News, and Habib Head of Digital News and Strategy for 10 News First at 10 ViacomCBS.
White and Habib will report directly to Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey.
Previously Executive Producer of 10 News First Sydney, White had held the role since 2019. Prior to returning to 10 ViacomCBS, White was a senior figure at both Seven News and Nine News and held various senior roles in the 10 News First Melbourne newsroom.
On White’s appointment to the new role, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“Martin has made an important and valuable contribution to our 10 News First bulletin over the past two years.
“Martin’s experience and comprehensive skills across scripting, editing, content creation and media strategy in news and sport is really impressive. He is also a very well-respected leader and mentor. His appointment ensures that we will continue to deliver compelling news to our viewers seven days a week.”
“I am thrilled to continue my journey at Network 10. It’s felt like coming home since returning here two years ago. I relish the opportunity to guide our broadcast news product with an innovative approach during a challenging and exciting time for our industry.”
With over 15 years’ experience Habib has held several senior positions at 10 ViacomCBS, most recently Social and Digital Editor, a role she has held since June 2020. She joined 10 ViacomCBS in May 2018 and has also held senior positions at News Corp for over 10 years, including the first social media editor for NewsLocal and leading social media for news.com.au.
Habib will bring her extensive proficiency in social media and a proven track record in developing and implementing high level content campaigns and strategies, as well as creating unique partnership opportunities, to this newly created role.
“Rashell’s extensive and specialist strategic social media knowledge, complemented by her news editorial experience and passion, highlights how we are shaping the future of news across all our platforms.”
“With the consumption of news ever evolving and the 10 News First teams consummate masters of storytelling, I am excited to help get more and more 10 News First stories to as many Australians as possible.”
McGarvey said the 10 ViacomCBS team is thrilled to have White and Habib lead the 10 News First team, adding: