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List of notable or famous journalists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Australia and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Australia is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including David Koch and Julian Assange.

This historic journalists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Australia?" These prominent journalists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian journalists.

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David Koch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
David Koch age 62 David James Koch, nicknamed Kochie, is an Australian television presenter and financial commentator. He is also the Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

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Julian Assange is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Julian Assange age 46 Julian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and ...more

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Germaine Greer age 79 Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century. She resides in the United Kingdom, where she is ...more

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Kylie Gillies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Kylie Gillies age 50 Kylie Gillies is an Australian television presenter for the Seven Network, based in Sydney, Australia. Gillies is the co-host of The Morning Show with Larry Emdur.

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Zoe Naylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Zoe Naylor age 40 Zoe Naylor is an Australian actress as well as journalist, MC, keynote speaker, writer, voice-artist and producer.

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Phillip Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Phillip Adams age 78 Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams, AO, FAHA, FRSA is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts an ABC Radio National program, Late Night Live, ...more

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Antonella Gambotto-Burke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Antonella Gambotto-Burke age 52 Antonella Gambotto-Burke is an Australian author and journalist. Gambotto-Burke has written one novel, The Pure Weight of the Heart, two anthologies, Lunch of Blood and An Instinct for the Kill, ...more

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Anton Enus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Anton Enus Anton Enus, is a South African-born Australian news presenter. Enus is currently co-host of SBS World News on Special Broadcasting Service.

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Sandra Sully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Sandra Sully age 53 Sandra Sully is an Australian journalist and news presenter for Sydney's Ten Eyewitness News since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on Network Ten's Ten Late News with ...more

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Edwin Maher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Edwin Maher Edwin Maher is a New Zealand-born TV journalist who now works for CCTV International in Beijing. Maher established his broadcast career in Australia, working many minor roles, particularly as a ...more

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Richard Carleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Richard Carleton Died at 63 (1943-2006) Richard George Carleton was a multi-Logie Award winning Australian television journalist.

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Natarsha Belling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Natarsha Belling age 42 Natarsha Belling is an Australian national news presenter on Network Ten. Belling was the co-host of Network Ten's breakfast show Wake Up, which launched on 4 November 2013 and concluded 23 May

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Aravind Adiga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Aravind Adiga age 43 Aravind Adiga is an Indian-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

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Robert Gottliebsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Robert Gottliebsen Robert Gottliebsen is an Australian investment reporter.

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Melissa Doyle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Melissa Doyle age 48 Melissa Jane Doyle is an Australian television presenter, author and personality. Doyle currently presents Seven Afternoon News. She was previously co-host of the Seven Network's breakfast ...more

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Mary Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Mary Gilmore Died at 97 (1865-1962) Dame Mary Gilmore DBE was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist.

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Chris Bath is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Chris Bath age 50 Christine "Chris" Bath is an Australian journalist and television personality. Bath is currently the weekend presenter of Seven News Sydney and host of Seven's current affairs program

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Allison Langdon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Allison Langdon age 38 Allison Langdon is a reporter and news presenter for Australia's Nine News, and also an author.

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Matt Preston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Matt Preston age 56 Matt Preston is an English-Australian food journalist, restaurant critic, writer, and television personality. He is known for his role as a judge on Network Ten's MasterChef Australia and his ...more

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Naomi Robson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Naomi Robson age 54 Naomi Robson is an Australian television presenter who is best known as the former presenter of the east coast edition of Today Tonight, an Australian current affairs program which was broadcast ...more

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Bob Ellis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Bob Ellis age 76 Robert "Bob" Ellis is an Australian writer, journalist, filmmaker and political commentator. He was a student at the University of Sydney at the same time as other notable Australians ...more

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James McAuley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
James McAuley Died at 59 (1917-1976) James Phillip McAuley was an Australian academic, poet, journalist, literary critic and a prominent convert to Roman Catholicism. Peter Coleman considers that "no one else in Australian ...more

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Ali Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Ali Moore age 53 Ali Moore is an Australian TV journalist and radio broadcaster.

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Keith Dunstan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Keith Dunstan Died at 88 (1925-2013) John Keith Dunstan OAM, known as Keith Dunstan, was an Australian journalist and author born in East Malvern, Victoria, the son of William Dunstan VC and Marjorie Dunstan. He attended Geelong ...more

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Louisa Lawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Louisa Lawson Died at 72 (1848-1920) Louisa Lawson was an Australian poet, writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist. She was the mother of the poet and author Henry Lawson.

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Malcolm Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Malcolm Turnbull age 63 Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is an Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Wentworth in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs since 2004. He was the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of ...more

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Daisy Bates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Daisy Bates Died at 92 (1859-1951) Daisy May Bates, CBE was an Irish Australian journalist, welfare worker and lifelong student of Australian Aboriginal culture and society. She was known among the native people as 'Kabbarli'.

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Charmaine Dragun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Charmaine Dragun Died at 29 (1978-2007) Charmaine Margaret Dragun was an Australian broadcast journalist and presenter. She was a main co-anchor of Ten News Perth's 5pm bulletin, which was broadcast at the time from the TEN-10 Sydney ...more

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Chris Masters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Chris Masters age 69 Christopher "Chris" Wayne Masters PSM is a multi-Walkley Award winning and Logie Award winning Australian journalist and author.

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Geraldine Brooks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Geraldine Brooks age 62 Geraldine Brooks is an Australian American journalist and author whose 2005 novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. While retaining her Australian passport, she became an United States ...more

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Arthur Alfred Lynch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Arthur Alfred Lynch Died at 73 (1861-1934) Arthur Alfred Lynch was an Irish Australian civil engineer, physician, journalist, author, soldier, anti-imperialist and polymath. He served as MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom ...more

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Creighton Burns is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Creighton Burns Died at 83 (1925-2008) Creighton Lee Burns, AO was an Australian journalist and academic, who was editor-in-chief of The Age newspaper in Melbourne from 1981 to 1989.

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Angry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Angry Anderson age 70 Gary Stephen "Angry" Anderson AM is an Australian rock singer-songwriter, television presenter-reporter, actor, and political activist. He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock ...more

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Frank Hurley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Frank Hurley Died at 77 (1885-1962) James Francis "Frank" Hurley, OBE was an Australian photographer and adventurer. He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with ...more

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Ann Sanders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Ann Sanders age 58 Ann Sanders is an Australian television journalist and news presenter. Sanders is currently the presenter of Seven Morning News and she also presents hourly news updates through The Morning Show ...more

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Alicia Loxley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Alicia Loxley age 36 Alicia Loxley is an Australian journalist and news presenter. Loxley is currently weekend news presenter on Nine News Melbourne.

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Glenn A. Baker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Glenn A. Baker age 65 Glenn A. Baker is an Australian journalist, commentator, and broadcaster well known in Australia for his vast knowledge of Rock music. He has written books and magazine articles on rock music ...more

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Bettina Arndt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Bettina Arndt age 68 Bettina Arndt, BSc, MPsych is an Australian sex therapist, journalist and clinical psychologist.

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Donald Horne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Donald Horne Died at 84 (1921-2005) Professor Donald Richmond Horne AO was an Australian journalist, writer, social critic, and academic who became one of Australia's best known public intellectuals, from the 1960s until his ...more

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Ben Fordham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Ben Fordham age 41 Ben Fordham is an Australian journalist, sports reporter and radio presenter. Fordham is currently drive presenter on 2GB.

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Helen Garner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Helen Garner age 75 Helen Garner is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Garner's first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977, and immediately established her as an original ...more

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Deborah Knight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Deborah Knight age 45 Deborah Knight is an Australian journalist, television presenter and newsreader. Knight is currently co-host of Weekend Today alongside Cameron Williams and Nine News presenter.

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Georgie Gardner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Georgie Gardner age 46 Georgie Gardner is an Australian journalist and television personality.

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Maxine McKew is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Maxine McKew age 64 Maxine Margaret McKew is an Australian former politician and journalist; she was the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in the First ...more

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Jana Wendt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Jana Wendt age 61 Jana Wendt is an Australian, Gold Logie award winning television journalist.

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Michael Ware is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Michael Ware age 49 Michael Ware is an Australian journalist formerly with CNN and was for several years based in their Baghdad bureau. He joined CNN in May 2006, after five years with sister publication Time. His ...more

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George Negus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
George Negus age 76 George Edward Negus AM is an Australian author, journalist and television presenter specialising in international affairs. He most recently presented 6:30 with George Negus on Network Ten. He ...more

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Kathryn Robinson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Kathryn Robinson age 42 Kathryn Robinson is an Australian journalist, television and radio presenter

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Peter Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Peter Mitchell age 57 Peter Mitchell, commonly called "Mitch", is the weeknight presenter of Seven News Melbourne.

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Natalie Barr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Australia
Natalie Barr age 50 Natalie Anne Barr is an Australian journalist, news and television presenter. Barr is currently news presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise and presenter of Seven Early News.