Jim Middleton (journalist)

Jim Middleton is an Australian journalist and senior advisor to South Australian Senator Tim Storer.

Jim Middleton
Jim Middleton hosting an event in July 2014.
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
EducationUniversity of Western Australia
OccupationAdvisor
Years active1970 present
EmployerSenator Tim Storer
Known forJournalism, TV presenting
WebsiteJim Middleton profile

Middleton graduated from the University of Western Australia[1] before joining the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1970.[2] Middleton was involved in the transformation of radio station 2JJ into the national triplej brand, networked nationally around Australia.[3] He served as the ABC's North America correspondent[4] until 1988, when he became the ABC's chief political correspondent in Canberra.[5] In 2008, Middleton left his political role in Canberra to join the Australia Network, presenting Newsline and The World.[4][5]

Middleton took a voluntary redundancy from the ABC following the closure of the Australia Network due to funding cuts[5] signing off on 2 September 2014.[4]

Middleton joined Sky News Australia a month later, beginning on 22 September 2014, as a reporter and foreign correspondent.[6] In July 2016, he became presenter of new program Weekend Agenda.[7] Middleton departed Sky News in early 2018 to serve as a senior advisor to the recently elected Senator and family friend Tim Storer.[8]

References

  1. "Jim Middleton profile". The Conversation. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. "Connect - Sky News Team". Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  3. "Jim Middleton leaves the ABC". RadioInfo. 4 September 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. Myriam Robin (3 September 2014). "'A bereavement' for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy". Crikey. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  5. "Jim Middleton, veteran ABC journalist, signs off for the last time". ABC News. 5 September 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  6. Healey, Briana (22 September 2014). "Jim Middleton welcomed by Sky News Australia as new anchor". Influencing. Archived from the original on 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  7. "Mediaweek Morning Report". MediaWeek. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  8. "Independent senator hires veteran reporter". Yahoo!7 News. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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