The Coffs Coast Advocate’s new editor Graeme Singleton (left) and sales manager Peter Creenaune.
The Coffs Coast Advocate’s new editor Graeme Singleton (left) and sales manager Peter Creenaune. Trevor Veale

Advocate fills two roles for paper

THE Coffs Coast Advocate has appointed from within its own ranks to fill two pivotal roles for the newspaper.

Local media veteran Graeme Singleton is the new editor, while experienced media sales professional, Peter Creenaune, is the Advocate's new sales manager.

Graeme is a fourth generation local who began his media career as a cadet television reporter with NRTV in 1980.

His extensive CV includes reporting and presenting roles with NBN, Channel Nine, The Today Show, ABC-TV News and The 7.30 Report, and Channel Ten.

He has also reported and presented for ABC Radio News Mid North Coast and was a senior producer on one of Australia's first and most successful TV reality shows, Burke's Backyard.

He returned to Coffs Harbour in 1995 to be closer to family and friends and to indulge his passion for gardening and hobby farming.

“I am humbled to be the Advocate's new editor,” Graeme said.

“It is a very exciting time to be playing a key role at a paper which is very much a Coffs Harbour institution.

"There is a real buzz within the building.

“I look forward to maintaining the Advocate's high standards and making it essential reading for locals and visitors.”

Peter Creenaune joined the Advocate in February but is no stranger to the area, having been a media sales consultant at Grafton's Daily Examiner for five years and a local business owner.

“Coffs Harbour is proving a great place for my sons, Zac, 5, and Jake, 3, to grow up and my wife Mika is just loving the local golf courses,” Peter said.

“My other family at the Advocate is also in a great frame of mind too.

“With our former editor Brent Rees now at the helm as general manager there's a real buzz among the staff at the Advocate.

“I am very much looking forward to working with my team to help local business succeed and grow.”



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