DEBORA Patta, the e.tv journalist some love to hate, has resignedÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â as editor-in-chief of eNews after a five-year stint, but said she would be staying on as anchor of her brainchild, the TV show 3rd Degree, writes Chantelle Benjamin in Business Day.
PattaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s resignation comes as e.tv makes a number of changes to its top positions. However, Patta denied yesterday that she had been pushed.
E.tv CEO Marcel Golding highlighted a number of changes to its news team and said PattaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œdecision to resign opens the door for the next wave to start taking control of the businessÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
Patta told Business Day she had spent five years as eNews editor-in- chief and felt it was time to pursue her passion for journalism.
Golding said Patta would continue in her role as chief anchor and producer of 3rd Degree as well as train and mentor budding journalists and news anchors.
Patrick Conroy, former eNews group news editor, will take over from Patta and has been promoted to GM of eNews.
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