Meet the Team

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Ahron Young

CEO & Founder

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist and presenter with more than two decades of experience in the news media industry.
In 2019 he founded Ticker, creating a streaming news company.
Previously Ahron was the Melbourne Bureau Chief, Senior Reporter and Anchor for Sky News.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist and presenter with more than two decades of experience in the news media industry.
In 2019 he founded Ticker, creating a streaming news company.
Previously Ahron was the Melbourne Bureau Chief, Senior Reporter and Anchor for Sky News.
Ahron also worked in Moscow for RT when it first began, and was a founding journalist of the Sky News Business Channel.
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Jed Bertalli

Chief Operating Officer

Jed Bertalli is the Chief Operating Officer of Ticker, overseeing the operations, commercial and strategic partnerships of the company. Jed has strong experience in business relations, having had commercial positions at Southern Cross Austereo and Treasury Wine Estates.

Jed Bertalli is the Chief Operating Officer of Ticker, overseeing the operations, commercial and strategic partnerships of the company. Jed has strong experience in business relations, having had commercial positions at Southern Cross Austereo and Treasury Wine Estates.
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Adrian Franklin

ticker NEWS Anchor

Adrian Franklin is a Ticker News Anchor and also hosts a number of Ticker Original programs focusing on finance, investing and property. Former Sky News Australia & Fox Sports Anchor with more than ten years of experience covering major national and international events. Adrian is a private investor with various mentors in the field and has a Bachelor's degree in Business. Interested in investing, world affairs, politics, tech, reading, social and environmental issues.

Adrian Franklin is a Ticker News Anchor and also hosts a number of Ticker Original programs focusing on finance, investing and property. Former Sky News Australia & Fox Sports Anchor with more than ten years of experience covering major national and international events. Adrian is a private investor with various mentors in the field and has a Bachelor's degree in Business.
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Holly Stearnes

Ticker NEWS Anchor

Holly is a Ticker News anchor and also hosts a number of Ticker Original Shows, focusing on e-commerce, Risk & Compliance and Fashion. Holly determined journalist and accomplished anchor of ticker NEWS, covering many international & national stories. She has a vast experience in LIVE reporting, covering the Covid-19 pandemic from location. A passionate “people-person”, with an undeniable interest in connecting & sharing stories from businesses right around the world. Also a keen health enthusiast, shopaholic & occasional champagne lover!

Holly is a Ticker News anchor and also hosts a number of Ticker Original Shows, focusing on e-commerce, Risk & Compliance and Fashion. Holly determined journalist and accomplished anchor of ticker NEWS, covering many international & national stories. She has a vast experience in LIVE reporting, covering the Covid-19 pandemic from location. A passionate “people-person”, with an undeniable interest in connecting & sharing stories from businesses right around the world. Also a keen health enthusiast, shopaholic & occasional champagne lover!
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William Howard

Ticker NEWS Producer

William is an Executive News Producer at ticker NEWS and is responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William also hosts Ticker Weather everyday.

William is an Executive News Producer at ticker NEWS and is responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William also hosts Ticker Weather everyday.
With qualifications in Journalism and Law, William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to Ticker
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Brittany Coles

Social Media Producer/Reporter

Brittany is a reporter and social media producer and leads digital content and strategy for ticker news. She was previously a business journalist for an Australian publisher, with experience at NewsCorp, Network Seven and Walt Disney World. Brittany graduated from Monash University with honours in 2019, and has a strong interest in media and entertainment.

Brittany is a reporter and social media producer and leads digital content and strategy for ticker news. She was previously a business journalist for an Australian publisher, with experience at NewsCorp, Network Seven and Walt Disney World. Brittany graduated from Monash University with honours in 2019, and has a strong interest in media and entertainment.
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Mike Loder

Head of Ticker ORIGINALS

Head of Originals and presenter with Ticker, Mike works with clients to provide custom programming that targets their audience to inform & entertain. A tech head by trade Mike loves new technology and learning about the latest updates from a wide range of sec.CBeing a seasoned actor and presenter, Mike can bring any topic to life and create ultimate audience engagement, working with some of Australia’s leading companies in advertising campaigns.

Head of Originals and presenter with Ticker, Mike works with clients to provide custom programming that targets their audience to inform & entertain. A tech head by trade Mike loves new technology and learning about the latest updates from a wide range of sec.CBeing a seasoned actor and presenter, Mike can bring any topic to life and create ultimate audience engagement, working with some of Australia’s leading companies in advertising campaigns.
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Costa Haritos

Ticker NEWS Producer

Costa is a News Producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

Costa is a News Producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.
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Natasha Schapova

Ticker NEWS Producer

Natasha is an Associate Producer at Ticker News. She studied a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Monash University and previously worked as a Liaison Producer at Sky News Australia and as an Online Content Producer at Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at Ticker News. She studied a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Monash University and previously worked as a Liaison Producer at Sky News Australia and as an Online Content Producer at Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.
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Anthony Lucas

Social Media Producer/Reporter

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and digital producer with ticker News.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment Journalism from The Australian College of the Arts (Collarts). Anthony also hosts ticker TECH, each day. "Ant” as he’s known around the newsroom, he’s also worked on news radio, with experience at WIN News and Nine Network. Anthony has a passion for news, music and international relations and aviation - and loves to travel the world

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and digital producer with ticker News.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment Journalism from The Australian College of the Arts (Collarts). Anthony also hosts ticker TECH, each day. "Ant” as he’s known around the newsroom, he’s also worked on news radio, with experience at WIN News and Nine Network. Anthony has a passion for news, music and international relations and aviation - and loves to travel the world
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Michael Ferraro

Brand Sales Executive

Michael is Ticker's Brand Partnership Lead, and oversees commercial relationships. Michael has strong experience in advertising, having had commercial positions at Football Nation Radio and other television networks around Australia. Always seeking to work with reputable brands and finding the best digital solution for the each and every business.
Michael is a sports aficionado (particularly US Sports) and if you can't find him watching his Vikings & Suns, he'll be brewing an espresso or two in his spare time.

Michael is Ticker's Brand Partnership Lead, and oversees commercial relationships. Michael has strong experience in advertising, having had commercial positions at Football Nation Radio and other television networks around Australia. Always seeking to work with reputable brands and finding the best digital solution for the each and every business.
Michael is a sports aficionado (particularly US Sports) and if you can't find him watching his Vikings & Suns, he'll be brewing an espresso or two in his spare time.
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Jason Cornell

Sponsorship Sales

Jason leads sponsorship sales for Ticker. His experience includes sponsorship consultant for rights holders and brands. Previously based in Hong Kong, Jason was Head of Sponsorship for the Hong Kong Jockey Club bringing on partners such as Cathay Pacific, Mercedes-Benz, Citi, Vodafone, Audemars Piguet and HSBC for the first time. Also Marketing Director for the Hong Kong Rugby Union and the world famous HK Rugby 7’s. With an entrepreneurial background in private equity and finance, Jason also is the founder of two charitable trademarked brands – Ownerforday and Prizemoney Pledge.

Jason leads sponsorship sales for Ticker. His experience includes sponsorship consultant for rights holders and brands. Previously based in Hong Kong, Jason was Head of Sponsorship for the Hong Kong Jockey Club bringing on partners such as Cathay Pacific, Mercedes-Benz, Citi, Vodafone, Audemars Piguet and HSBC for the first time. Also Marketing Director for the Hong Kong Rugby Union and the world famous HK Rugby 7’s. With an entrepreneurial background in private equity and finance, Jason also is the founder of two charitable trademarked brands – Ownerforday and Prizemoney Pledge.
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Rick D'Andrea

Content & Partnerships Producer

Rick is the Content & Partnerships Producer at ticker NEWS. Rick is a former sports reporter, who has extensively covered major global sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, Australian Open tennis and the European Championships. He has covered stories for FOX Sport Australia, ESPN, BBC Sport, Sky Sports UK, Yahoo Sport and The Guardian and Goal International. He has also worked within radio, covering events at SEN 1116AM, 91.3 Sport FM & FNR. Rick has also presented stories on beIN Sports & ticker NEWS. Rick is the office superhero, also managing productions and content.

Rick is the Content & Partnerships Producer at ticker NEWS. Rick is a former sports reporter, who has extensively covered major global sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, Australian Open tennis and the European Championships. He has covered stories for FOX Sport Australia, ESPN, BBC Sport, Sky Sports UK, Yahoo Sport and The Guardian and Goal International. He has also worked within radio, covering events at SEN 1116AM, 91.3 Sport FM & FNR. Rick has also presented stories on beIN Sports & ticker NEWS. Rick is the office superhero, also managing productions and content.