Whitney Fitzsimmons is a well known TV news anchor, journalist and writer with over 15 years experience in the media industry. She spent more than a decade at the ABC and for eight years she was the host of Business Today the ABC's premier daily business TV news program where she interviewed CEOs, politicians and international financial leaders.
During her eleven years at the ABC Whitney presented a wide variety of programs including NSW 7pm News, Lateline Business, The Drum, Weekend Breakfast, The Midday Report and The World. She has been a radio current affairs reporter for the programs AM, PM and The World Today and was also a senior producer for the ABC's award winning current affairs program, Lateline, as well as contributing to One Plus One and ABC News online.
Prior to the ABC Whitney worked as a producer and reporter for the international TV network CNBC. She has also worked for the Seven Network, Sky news and radio 2GB and 3AW.
Whitney has a vast amount of expertise in politics, business and the arts. Since going freelance she has been a regular contributor to The Drum online and has chaired large events such as the Spanish Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala dinner and sessions at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House.
Whitney is featured in the current edition of Who’s Who of Australian Women and is the recipient of a 2009 Jefferson Fellowship from the East West Centre at the University of Hawaii and a 2008 Asia Pacific Journalism Centre Fellowship.
Whitney holds a Master of Arts: Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts: Theatre & Performance from the University of Western Sydney.