MediaWorks TV has confirmed that Director of Programming Kelly Martin has resigned, after 12 years with company. Ms Martin will be released from her contract early next month, and intends to take a complete break, before considering her options later in 2012.
MediaWorks Group Managing Director Sussan Turner paid tribute to the pivotal role Martin has played in shaping TV3 and, more recently, FOUR.
“Kelly has overseen the acquisition and commissioning of a schedule of content (both local and international) that is the envy of our competitors.
“From Outrageous Fortune, 7 Days and New Zealand’s Next Top Model, to Homeland, New Girl and The X Factor USA, Kelly’s successes are literally too many to mention. She leaves behind a formidably legacy, and we wish her well.”
Associate Director of Programming, Mark Caulton, will be acting Director of Programming until a permanent replacement is named.