David Gyngell (born 1966) is the CEO of Australian commercial broadcasting network Channel Nine. He is currently serving his second stint as CEO after resigning from the job in May 2005. After a period of declining ratings compared to Channel Seven he returned to the job in October 2007, succeeding Eddie McGuire.Gyngell is the son of Australian television pioneer Bruce Gyngell, the best man and former flatmate of James Packer whom he first met at Cranbrook School, the former owner of Channel 9. In 2004 he married Channel 9 journalist Leila McKinnon..
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TV News: Company may float Oz media business -- PBL Media, owner of Nine Network, has been rebranded as Nine Entertainment Co. , announced new topper David Gyngell on Thursday.
TV News: Appointment undercuts Packer plan to poach pal for Ten -- News that Nine Network topper David Gyngell has taken the reins of Nine's parent company PBL Media means he may soon be battling for ratings against his good friend James Packer, who recently bought a stake in rival broadcaster Ten.