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