Back on the Tweed, again

Meet the new ed­i­tor of the Tweed Daily News


IT’S funny that what goes around comes around, es­pe­cially in the news­pa­per game.

For many Tweed Daily

News read­ers, I am a fa­mil­iar (if not slightly older) face reac­quaint­ing my­self with an “old friend” – the pa­per at which I started my me­dia ca­reer. My as­so­ci­a­tion with the

Tweed Daily News stretches back more than 32 years, hav­ing spent 23 years at the pa­per be­fore find­ing my­self mov­ing on – but not too far from the Tweed.

For the past nine years I have been trav­el­ling from my home at Cobaki to South­port, work­ing at the Sun Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers but al­ways keep­ing an eye on the Tweed through the

Tweed Daily News and then South­ern Sun and as a proud lo­cal res­i­dent.

With the merg­ing of News Corp and APN, the Tweed

Daily and Suns have come un­der the same man­age­ment um­brella and I have had the plea­sure of be­ing re­united with a very good col­league in Nikki Todd, who served as the ed­i­tor of both the Tweed

Daily and the Suns. Iron­i­cally Nikki and I worked to­gether when there was a Tweed Sun sev­eral years ago.

Now Nikki has ac­cepted a new chal­lenge and a de­ci­sion was made that I should be the per­son to fill her shoes – tak­ing on the re­spon­si­bil­ity as ed­i­tor for both the Tweed Daily News and Gold Coast Suns.

It’s a tall or­der but I am for­tu­nate to have a small but hard-work­ing team – Ais­ling Bren­nan and Rick Koenig in the Tweed of­fice in Wharf St and Laura Nel­son, Kate Paraskevos and Alexan­dra Bernard in South­port.

The me­dia in­dus­try is con­stantly chang­ing, as read­ers will be well aware, but one thing re­mains – the need to be re­flec­tive of the com­mu­nity you serve – and as a proud Tweed lo­cal, it’s some­thing I in­tend to con­tinue.

I look for­ward to catch­ing up with old ac­quain­tances and new ones and de­liv­er­ing in­for­ma­tive and en­ter­tain­ing news along the way.


GUESS WHO’S BACK: Bob Anthony is the new ed­i­tor of the Tweed Daily News.

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