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Famous Journalists from Australia

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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.

Use this list of renowned Australian journalists to discover some new journalists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    David Koch

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    David James Koch ( KOSH; born 7 March 1956) nicknamed "Kochie" ( KOSH-ee) is an Australian television presenter best known as a host of the Seven Network's breakfast program Sunrise. From Adelaide,...  more
  • 2

    BirthplaceTownsville, Australia

    Julian Paul Assange (; né Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published a...  more

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  • 3

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th...  more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceTamworth, Australia

    Kylie Gillies (born 4 May 1967) is Australian television presenter for the Seven Network, based in Sydney, Australia. Gillies is the co-host of The Morning Show with Larry Emdur....  more
  • 5

    Zoe Naylor

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Zoe Naylor (born 4 July 1977) is an Australian actress as well as journalist, MC, keynote speaker, writer, voice-artist and producer....  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceMaryborough, Australia

    Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams AO FAHA FRSA (born 12 July 1939) is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts Late Night Live, an Australian...  more
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    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Antonella Gambotto-Burke (née Antonella Gambotto, born 19 September 1965) is an Italian-Australian author and journalist based in Kent, England, known for her writing about sex, death and motherhood...  more
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    Anton Enus is a South African-born Australian news presenter. He is currently co-host of SBS World News on Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)....  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Sandra Sully (born 18 February 1961) is an Australian news presenter and journalist and editor for Sydney's 10 News First since 2011, previously being the presenter of the news bulletin on Network...  more
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    Edwin Maher is a New Zealand-born TV journalist who worked for CCTV International in Beijing before retiring in 2017.Maher established his broadcast career in Australia, working many minor roles,...  more
  • 11

    Richard Carleton

    Dec. at 63 (1943-2006)

    BirthplaceBowral, Australia

    Richard George Carleton (11 July 1943 – 7 May 2006) was a multi-Logie Award winning Australian television journalist....  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceMudgee, Australia

    Natarsha Belling (born 29 May 1975) is an Australian national news presenter on Studio 10....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceChennai, India

    Aravind Adiga (born 23 October 1974) is an Indo-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize....  more
  • 14
    Robert Norman Gottliebsen (born 4 February 1941) is a columnist for Business Spectator and an economics writer at The Australian. He was the original Australian Financial Review columnist...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Melissa Jane Doyle (born 10 February 1970) is an Australian television presenter, author and personality. Doyle currently hosts Sunday Night and Weekend Breakfast on smoothfm. She was previously...  more
  • 16

    Mary Gilmore

    Dec. at 97 (1865-1962)
    Dame Mary Gilmore DBE was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist....  more
  • 17

    Chris Bath

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceAuburn, Australia

    Christine Bath (born 13 May 1967) is an Australian journalist, radio and television personality. Bath is currently host of Evenings on ABC Radio Sydney, and has previously been a weekend presenter of...  more
  • 18
    Allison Langdon (born 20 May 1979) is an Australian reporter, news presenter and author. Langdon is currently host of Weekend Today and reporter on 60 Minutes....  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Matt Preston (born 2 November 1961) is an English-born food critic, food journalist, recipe writer, and television personality. He is best known for his role as a judge on Network Ten's MasterChef...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Naomi Robson (born 4 December 1961) is an American born Australian television presenter who is best known as the former presenter of the east coast edition of Today Tonight, an Australian current...  more
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    Bob Ellis

    Age: 78

    BirthplaceLismore, Australia

    Robert James Ellis (10 May 1942 – 3 April 2016) was an Australian writer, journalist, filmmaker, and political commentator. He was a student at the University of Sydney at the same time as other...  more
  • 22

    James McAuley

    Dec. at 59 (1917-1976)

    BirthplaceNew South Wales, Australasia, Australia, Lakemba

    James Phillip McAuley (12 October 1917 – 15 October 1976) was an Australian academic, poet, journalist, literary critic and a prominent convert to Roman Catholicism. Peter Coleman considered that...  more
  • 23

    Ali Moore

    Age: 55
    Ali Moore (born 1965) is an Australian TV journalist and radio broadcaster....  more
  • 24

    Keith Dunstan

    Dec. 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 Grammar...  more
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    Louisa Lawson

    Dec. at 72 (1848-1920)

    BirthplaceNew South Wales, Australasia, Australia, Mudgee

    Louisa Lawson (née Albury) (17 February 1848 – 12 August 1920) was an Australian poet, writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist. She was the mother of the poet and author Henry Lawson....  more