Editorial Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Craig McMurtrie was appointed Editorial Director of the ABC in February 2019.
He is responsible for oversight of editorial processes at Australia’s national public broadcaster and provides advice on policy and editorial decision making, to ensure the ABC continues to deliver public interest journalism of the highest standard.
Mr McMurtrie has previously been Executive Editor and Deputy Director of News, Analysis and Investigations with oversight over network newsrooms, radio and television news networks, digital output and international news services. Prior to that he was Head of ABC Newsgathering from 2012 to 2015 and has held other senior news management positions.
He is a former ABC Parliament House Bureau Chief and served two postings in the ABC’s Washington bureau first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He is also a former foreign correspondent for Television New Zealand.
Mr McMurtrie media career spans four decades, he has been an ABC journalist for 27 years.