Meet Australia’s Women On Media – A B&T Work In Progress

Meet Australia’s Women On Media – A B&T Work In Progress
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Working hard on our 2018 Women in Media Power List, B&T realised there’s another list we need to compile, and that’s the women on our media.

While we’re all about everyone in advertising, marketing and media, compiling our power list always throws up the debate of whether we should focus more on women with public media personas or those working in a more behind the scenes capacity. And of course there’s the hybrids who keep a foot in both camps.

So just for the fun of it, we decided to compile a list of Women On Media, be it print, online (is there now a difference?), radio and TV. It won’t be long and no doubt the socials will be here too. Or is that another list entirely we ask?

Making this list, we realised it could get big very quickly, and call it astute time management or just plain laziness, we stopped at 50 and are now throwing it over to you, dear readers.

So, check out our initial 50 below, add in extras below in the comments section and let’s see where this list ends up. If it proves popular, we may even rope it into our Women in Media announcements of a top 30, but let’s just see what happens first.

Of course don’t forget we’re still taking suggestions (and there’s been some beauties!) for our overall 2018 Women in Media Power List, so if you haven’r checked it out do so now or forever grumble your fave was left off.

So with no further ado, in alphabetical order, here’s our starting 50. Let’s see how big we can get this list.

  1. Abby Coleman – breakfast co-host, Hit Network
  2. Amanda Keller – breakfast co-host, ARN
  3. Bianca Dye – breakfast co-host, ARN
  4. Carrie Bickmore – The Project, Ten
  5. Chrissie Swan – breakfast co-host, Nova
  6. Deborah Knight – news reader, Nine
  7. Donna Hay – founder, Donna Hay Pty Ltd
  8. Edwina McCann – editor-in-chief, Vogue Australia
  9. Em Rusciano – breakfast host, SCA
  10. Emma Alberici – chief economics correspondent, ABC
  11. Erin Molan – host, The Footy Show
  12. Fifi Box – breakfast co-host, Hit Network
  13. Fran Kelly – breakfast host, ABC
  14. Geraldine Doogue – Presenter, ABC Radio National
  15. Georgie Gardner – Today host, Nine
  16. Ita Buttrose – We Await It’s Next Gig
  17. Jackie “O” Henderson – creakfast co-host, KIIS1065
  18. Jamila Rizvi – editor-at-large, Nine’s Future of Women
  19. Janice Petersen – news presenter, SBS
  20. Jessica Rowe – co-host Studio10, Ten
  21. Jo Stanley – breakfast co-host, ARN
  22. Juanita Phillips – news presenter, ABC
  23. Julia Zaetta – editor, Better Homes and Gardens
  24. Justine Cullen – editor-in-chief, ELLE Australia
  25. Kate de Brito – editor-in-chief, news.com.au
  26. Kate Langbroek – drive co-host, KIIS Network
  27. Kate McClymont – investigative journalist, Sydney Morning Herald
  28. Kate Ritchie – drive co-host, Nova
  29. Katharine Murphy, political editor, The Guardian
  30. Lee Lin Chin, news presenter, SBS
  31. Leigh Sales – anchor The 7.30 Report, ABC
  32. Lenore Taylor – editor, The Guardian
  33. Lisa Wilkinson – co-host, The Project, Ten
  34. Mel McLaughlin, sports presenter, Seven
  35. Meshel Laurie – breakfast co-host, KIIS Network
  36. Mia Freedman – co-founder and content director, Mamamia
  37. Michelle Grattan – chief political correspondent, The Conversation
  38. Miranda Devine – columnist, The Daily Telegraph
  39. Natalie Barr – news presenter Sunrise, Seven
  40. Nikki Briger – editor, Marie Claire
  41. Robin Bailey – breakfast co-host, Triple M Network
  42. Samantha Armytage – co-host Sunrise, Seven
  43. Sarrah Le Marquand – editor-in-chief, Stellar magazine
  44. Sonia Kruger – host The Voice, Nine
  45. Sophie Monk – host Love Island, Nine
  46. Stephanie Brantz – sports reporter, ABC
  47. Sylvia Jeffries – news presenter Today, Nine
  48. Tracy Grimshaw – host A Current Affair, Nine
  49. Virginia Triolo – presenter, ABC News Breakfast
  50. Yvonne Sampson – presenter, Fox Sports

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  • Rochelle Burbury 7 months ago

    How about Katrina Strickland, the Editor of Good Weekend? In her previous role as Editor of the AFR Magazine – she won magazine of the year for 4 consecutive years!

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