What’s your link to Townsville?
I was born and raised in Townsville along with my two younger brothers Dan and Mitchell. I went to high school at St Margaret Mary’s College then completed a Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism at James Cook University. People might remember me as a newsreader for HIT103.1 radio.
Where are you now?
Living in a share house in Brisbane where I love going to musicals and cool bars and generally embracing Brisbane’s fantastic food scene.
What does your work involve?
I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work as a media advisor in the Palaszczuk Government’s office in Brisbane earlier this year. My role is to regularly update the ministers on news and social media, assist other departments, write media releases and respond to enquiries. It’s been a learning curve after four years working in regional newsrooms but it’s an interesting job and there’s never a dull day.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
My journalism degree provided plenty of opportunities to volunteer and intern. This really helped me secure jobs in the media, particularly my news-reading role on the radio. Townsville has plenty to offer if you take opportunities with both hands and if you’re willing to put in the hard yards.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
I’ve got three trips booked this year! I love coming home. I’ll be back for my best friend’s wedding soon.