After roles in television production and sports broadcasting, Heath O’Loughlin began a journalism cadetship at the Seven Network in Melbourne in 2001. Following the completion of his traineeship, he worked as a general news journalist for six years before being head-hunted by the Nine Network in 2006 to present its weekend sport bulletin and report on sport.
After eight years as a television news journalist, he took a role as the General Manager of Media, Communications and Marketing at the North Melbourne Football Club in 2008. Heath has been described by his peers as a pioneer in the media and digital landscape and was instrumental in re-connecting the team to its supporters after the club turned its back on a move to the Gold Coast. He also played a vital role in the club’s pitch for an AFLW licence, the facility development and ensuing redevelopments, debt reduction, record membership, broadcasting innovations and player access, and the campaign for Good Friday football - a tradition now in its fifth year. After 13 years with North Melbourne, he moved to the National Basketball League (NBL) in 2021 as its General Manager of Media, PR and Communications.
During his time at Arden St, Heath formed a close bond with the players at the club, particularly Majak Daw, who asked him to help pen his autobiography.
Heath also helped AFL legend and games record holder, Brent Harvey, write his auto-biography and is the author of ‘Sons of God’ a story about the Victoria Police Force’s Special Operations Group.