Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings was the Group Head of News at MediaWorks. He is now consulting on a number of media projects.

Media
Nov 7, 2016

When Paul Henry let rip that obnoxious Herald rant he was already through with TV3

Former Mediaworks news chief Mark Jennings writes on the background to the departure of TV3's heaviest hitter, the huge hole it leaves, and the challenge ahead for heir apparent Duncan Garner.

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Television
Jun 15, 2016

Before he was an Auckland Council candidate Bill Ralston was the wildest man in news

Yesterday afternoon three grand old men of news had lunch at (where else?) Prego. The Herald's former editor-in-chief Tim Murphy and ex-Mediaworks' head of news Mark Jennings interrogated '90s news icon Bill Ralston about his run for Council. Ahead of our publication of Murphy's account of the lunch, Jennings remembers the glory days of his former colleague.

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Television
May 29, 2016

Samantha Hayes has proven she’s no lightweight, and deserves this chance to succeed Hilary Barry

The kid from Milton has established herself as a journalist to be reckoned with, but much will depend on the Sam-and-Mike chemistry, writes Mark Jennings, former long serving TV3 news chief.

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Media
May 10, 2016

Graeme Wheeler can’t do his own job – why stop Newshub reporters from doing theirs?

A junior Newshub reporter made an error at a Reserve Bank lockup in February. There were bound to be consequences, but now Governor Graeme Wheeler is being a dick about it, says former MediaWorks head of news Mark Jennings.

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