About

11053045_10153537119713793_49992738196978805_nI’m an Australian journalist based in Sydney, specialising in feature writing. I have experience in general news, property, entertainment and business reporting spanning print, digital and publishing. I’ve also worked in public relations and communications, in both the consumer and not-for-profit spaces, and had a brief stint as a political adviser.

These days, I’m a national reporter and digital producer for News Corp Australia, covering a variety of topics for the company’s stable of web mastheads.

Outside of work, I’m into reading and writing, tinkering in the garden, amateur photography, ’90s pop music and beer. I’m mad about travel too.

What SOME have said

“A dynamic reporter…” – Rick Morton, The Australian
“A professional with the skills to carve a successful career across media, politics and publishing.” – Steven Murphy, Fremantle Media
“Driven and focused with an incredible network of contacts.” – Katherine Feeney, ABC Radio
“A fine asset to any operation.” – Owen Jacques, APN

RESUME

Reporter and Producer – News Corp Australia
March 2017 – now
Producer and general writer covering a variety of topics, from breaking news to human interest, for News Corp’s vast network of digital mastheads.

National TV Writer – News Corp Australia
June 2015 – March 2017
Covering all things small screen, from industry news and trends to celebrity interviews, for News Corp’s vast network of print and digital mastheads. Regularly published in the syndicated Switched On and Sunday TV Guide lift-outs, as well as general news pages and the news.com.au website.

National Entertainment Reporter – News Corp Australia
July 2014 – June 2015
Writing about everything from TV to film, music, celebrity culture and general entertainment news, for News Corp’s array of print and digital outlets.

Associated Editor – TV WEEK Magazine
January 2014 – July 2014
News and feature writer for Australia’s number one television publication, specialising in local dramas. Also assisted with day to day editing of the magazine.

Deputy Editor – Australian Property Investor Magazine
April 2012 – January 2014
Principal writer for Australia’s number one property magazine, covering everything from industry trends and investment techniques to real-life profiles. Also assisted with day to day editing of the publication, managed social media and acted as the brand’s spokesman for external media opportunities.

Digital Communications Adviser – Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland
March 2011 – March 2012
Digital comms strategy development and implementation in the office of the premier, focusing on social channel management, issues response coordination, and proactive and reactive engagement. Also hands on with video production, photography and website management.

Media and Communications Manager – MS Queensland
March 2010 – March 2011
Media manager for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland, focusing on both proactive and reactive media issues with a wide array of other responsibilities including copywriting, social media management, video production and internal communications.

Journalist – brisbanetimes.com.au
November 2006 – February 2009
General news reporter for the Fairfax Media website brisbanetimes.com.au, focusing on breaking news. Also had experience writing property, business and entertainment. Wrote a weekly blog called Nada and presented video news packages.

Editor – Plasma Rag
April 2002 – July 2006
Founder and editor of award-winning online news and lifestyle magazine Plasma Rag, which attracted around 200,000 monthly viewers at its peak and had a part-time writing staff of 10.

AWARDS

Honour Awards – Media (Finalist) : 2016
Real Estate Institute of Queensland
Awards for Excellence – Best Property Report (Finalist) : 2014
Real Estate Institute of QueenslandAwards for Excellence – Best Property Report (Finalist) : 2013
Who’s Who of QueenslandFeatured : 2008
Queensland Media Awards – Online News Coverage (Winner) : 2007
Queensland Media Awards – Property and Business (Highly Commended) : 2007
Childnet Academy – Annual Excellence Conference (Winner) : 2004

PUBLICATIONS

Australian Journalism Review – Research article : March 2009

EDUCATION

University of Queensland – Bachelor of Journalism : 2006
National Institute of Dramatic ArtTelevision Script Essentials : 2016