Camera Operator ABC TV News
What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born in Townsville and lived there for the majority of my life, in between moving up and down the East Coast of Australia as a child for my parents’ careers. Since completing a Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism at James Cook University I’ve relocated a few times to pursue my profession.
Where are you now?
At the moment I’m living in inner-city Melbourne in a tiny apartment. I love Melbourne — it’s a great city full of diversity and culture. There are days where I do miss Townsville weather though!
What does your work involve?
After considering a career in broadcast news, I found myself more interested in the other side of the lens, and fell into becoming a camera operator. I’m currently working for ABC TV News in Melbourne. My job varies day-to-day from shooting politics to sport to live breaking news coverage. Outside of work, my girlfriend Alix and I recently celebrated two years together. We’re planning an overseas trip for the new year and are
working hard to purchase our first property soon. Ideally a bit of a ‘fixer-upper’ to put our own stamp on it. Famous last words!
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
The experiences I gained while living in Townsville and studying at JCU allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. The course and the lecturers really encouraged individuality and following your own niche. And without the support of my Grandma and Grandad (hello!), who let me live with them for free throughout the degree, I may not be where I am today.