I started work as a cadet journalist with the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in Melbourne in 1979.

After several years as a general news reporter and stints in Finance, Industrial Round and State Politics, I left the ABC in 1988 and joined SBS (Special Broadcasting Service).

In my 17 years with SBS in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, I was a news and current affairs reporter, Political Editor in the Canberra Press Gallery and Head of News and Current Affairs. I won two Walkley Awards for my reporting and was shortlisted in 2000 for the Logie for News Reporting.

In 2005 I returned to the ABC, where I filled a number of senior management roles in News including Head of National News and Head of Current Affairs. In 2013, I became Director of Editorial Policies and then Editorial Director, with responsibility for maintaining editorial standards, delivering editorial training and providing high-level editorial advice across all ABC programming.

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