I became a journalist because of a strong sense of social justice. Growing up, our household fell silent for the 6pm news. Then we’d solve the problems of the world over dinner!
After completing a Bachelor of Business/Communication, majoring in journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology, I worked as a cadet at Radio 4BH in Brisbane before heading down south to work as police reporter at Radio 3AW in Melbourne. I learned the ropes in TV at GLV-8 in Gippsland, packaging three stories a day before reading the news at night.
From there I was poached by Channel 9 to report for Melbourne Extra, then Network Ten as general reporter on the First at Five News. After two years as the weekday newsreader at Ten in Brisbane, I moved to Sydney to read the national weekend, and midweek 11am, news services. During that time I wrote, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Africa and Asia. Over the past decade I’ve diversified dramatically.
I currently work as an anchor on Sky News, opinion columnist for Fairfax and The Hoopla, family travel writer for Sun-Herald Traveller and Holidays with Kids, presentation trainer at the Australian Film TV and Radio School, corporate media trainer, documentary producer, MC and keynote speaker.
Nowadays, I follow my passions: women’s issues, equality and social justice. It seems like my life has gone full circle. And for that, I am truly grateful.