In this role he oversees all the ABC’s broadcast and digital news and current affairs output – including flagship TV programs such as the state and territory 7pm News editions, 7.30, Four Corners, Australian Story, Q&A and Foreign Correspondent; audio programs such as AM, PM, RN Breakfast, RN Drive and Background Briefing; the ABC NEWS website and mobile and social media channels; the continuous ABC NEWS channels on TV and radio; and the Asia-Pacific newsroom.
Gaven has extensive experience as a news executive, news editor, reporter and producer. His background includes working for the Canberra Times and the Ten Network. He spent almost a decade in international news, first at CNN in London as a reporter, producer and senior editor, then in the Middle East working on the launch of Al Jazeera English. He returned to Australia and joined the ABC in 2008. His previous roles include Head of News Content, National Editor for ABC News Online and Head of Continuous News.