Gareth Boreham has been at the forefront of the nation’s political scene for the best part of three decades, working for suburban newspapers, the Age, Channel Ten and more recently, SBS television, radio and on-line.
In a journalistic career spanning more than twenty-seven years, Gareth has covered numerous election campaigns and leadership spills. On polling nights, he has regularly hosted live broadcasts from the tally room ( when it still existed!) and was one of the longest-serving political reporters for the Ten Network.
State and federal budgets have also been his bread-and-butter, crunching the numbers of far too many fiscal report cards to remember. With this experience, Gareth can provide expert, on-the-spot analysis of not just the figures but the quality of the lock-up catering.
While he has a wealth of political experience, Gareth has also been allowed to venture outside the corridors of power. As well as working in the key reporting rounds of health, transport and the environment, he regularly covers sport for SBS.
His career has included some of Australia’s biggest news stories. Gareth spent two weeks in Tasmania reporting on the 2006 Beaconsfield mine rescue and was heavily involved in the Ten Network’s coverage of the catastrophic 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
With an extensive background in all media, Gareth has considerable versatility as a journalist, while having the ability to offer specialist insight in the political arena.
Wrangling young children and a sometimes ill-disciplined dog on the home front has also given him invaluable diplomatic and negotiating skills to bring to the job.