Freelance reporter

New York city
march 2018 - current


Breaking news reporter

The Age & Sydney Morning Herald
February 2017 - March 2018

Covering a range of beats including business, politics, entertainment and culture, I write for a variety of mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Domain, The Weekly Review and The New Daily. 

I also appear fortnightly on ABC Radio's Overnights program as their New York Correspondent where I discuss the headlines from around New York and across the United States. I am also a homepage editor for The New Daily where I regularly cover breaking political stories from the United States.

 

Reporter responsible for responding to breaking news events in crime, politics, business, culture, environment, science and transit. I also write investigative articles and exclusives based on data and through my established contacts in politics, government and policing.

In this role I exposed hospitality wage theft, soaring crime statistics and nefarious political behviour. My articles on politics and policing have been agenda-setting in the national media and in one case led to a major Australian company publicly changing its stance on marriage equality.


Entertainment reporter

The Age & Sydney Morning Herald
May 2015 - February 2017

Covering music, television, movies, stage, arts, culture and books, I wrote a mixture of breaking news and investigative pieces in entertainment. In this role I interviewed Oscar-winning actors, exposed poor working conditions on reality television shows and explored the issue of sexual assaults at music venues.

I also co-created a consumer affairs podcast, Hard Bargain, which was popular with millennial listeners and reached the top four of the Australian iTunes chart.


AM news producer

The New Daily
March 2015 - May 2015

Working closely with news director, I spearheaded morning news coverage, managed The New Daily's social media pages, sub-edited articles and edited the homepage.

I also wrote breaking news and investigative articles on a variety of topics including state and national politics, the economy, health and entertainment.


Breaking news reporter

The New Daily
May 2014 - March 2015

In this role I covered breaking national and world news such as the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine to tight online deadlines.

I also wrote longer-form features on politics, the economy, health and entertainment while also hosting and producing video segments on location with a cameraman.


Al Jazeera intern

Malaysia
April 2014 - May 2014

During my internship I worked closely with reporters and producers on shoots for weekly current affairs program 101 East.

I assisted in sourcing interviews, conducting research, working on location with camera crew and transcribing interviews. I also attended various news events with Al Jazeera news team based in Kuala Lumpur.