Sports presenter Cameron Williams ‘clashed with a Nine News executive’ which led to his shock ‘resignation’ from the network
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Channel Nine sports presenter Cameron Williams announced his ‘resignation’ from the network earlier this week.
And now there are new reports that his exit was sparked by a clash with a Nine News executive.
According to the Daily Telegraph, there was a ‘heated and angry exchange’ between Williams and Sydney news director Simon Hobbs.
Claims: A clash with a Nine News executive may have led to sports presenter Cameron Williams (pictured) leaving the network
The publication claims that Williams aired out his ‘frustrations’ on working at the newsroom to Hobbs, which ultimately led to his departure.
However, Nine has denied the report and is sticking by their official statement that Williams left the network to ‘pursue other opportunities’ and focus on his health.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Nine for comment.
The 59-year-old had recently signed a three-year deal with Nine, but mysteriously disappeared from the air almost four weeks ago.
Cameron said he was leaving the role due to ‘increasingly poor health’.
What’s the reason? Nine says that Williams left the network to focus on his health and to pursue ‘other opportunities’
Cameron sent an email to staff on Wednesday announcing his departure, The Daily Telegraph reported.
‘It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to resign from Nine. Leaving the best team in News is difficult and being part of that team an honour,’ he wrote.
‘But I have struggled for years with increasingly poor health and I want to address that now for the sake of a more important team, my family.’
Nine’s director of news Darren Wick also emailed staff informing them of Cameron’s departure.
‘It’s with a heavy heart I have decided to resign from Nine. Leaving the best team in News is difficult and being part of that team an honour,’ Williams wrote in a statement
‘Cameron Williams has resigned from his role with NINE as on-air sports presenter,’ he wrote.
‘Cam is leaving us to focus on his health and then to pursue other opportunities that we look forward to hearing more about.
‘I want to thank Cam for his significant contribution to Nine over the past six years.’
Williams joined Channel Nine as a sports presenter back in 2010, one year after landing a role as host of Weekend Today alongside Leila McKinnon.
In February 2016, he announced his resignation from the Nine Network.
But he rejoined the network in December that year as sport editor on Nine News Sydney, replacing veteran broadcaster Ken Sutcliffe.
Career: Cameron joined Channel Nine as a sports presenter in 2010, one year after landing a role as host of Weekend Today alongside Leila McKinnon