Mr Warburton spent eight years in a number of senior roles at Seven, including chief digital and sales officer, before leaving in to become chief executive of Network Ten. Seven chairman Kerry Stokes and new chief executive James Warburton. James Alcock His appointment comes after the sudden resignation of Tim Worner on Thursday night, who has been Seven chief executive since There has been speculation about Mr Worner's future for some time.
Larger text size Very large text size Usually on a Friday morning the studio chatter during Sunrise's ad breaks revolves around upcoming stories and script checks as hairdressers and make-up artists fuss over the "talent" and spray errant hairs back into place, but not today. Seven's frontline breakfast hosts, comprising Samantha Armytage, Natalie Barr, Mark Beretta, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies, were all in the Martin Place studios David Koch was off today when word started to spread that the network's most controversial chief executive officer, Tim Worner, was suddenly out of the big chair. Credit:Karon Photography "Have you heard Tim's gone! The words were captured by the onset microphones and broadcast throughout the internal audio system among those on the floor and in the control room. While the hosts resumed their poker-faced composure after the ad break, sticking to the script being fed on the autocue, elsewhere within Seven's Martin Place the shock news was spreading like wildfire, to be confirmed later by an official company statement.