Hal Crawford is MediaWorks’ Chief News Officer, having joined the organisation in July 2016. In his role he manages Newshub, one of New Zealand’s largest news services. Prior to joining MediaWorks, Hal was Editor in Chief and Publisher of ninemsn in Australia where he led substantial audience and revenue growth over a nine year period, managing a network of 60+ sites used daily by millions of Australians.
Hal began his career in newspapers and has worked in Australia and globally in print and broadcast media. He has lectured in journalism at Melbourne’s La Trobe University and founded a social media research company, Share Wars. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Hal also sat on the Australian Press Council.