Australian Female Journalists

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Throughout history, there have been many Australian women journalists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Australian female journalists such as Catherine Helen Spence, Melinda Farrell, Antonia Kidman, Lisa Wilkinson, Carrie Bickmore.
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Brianna Keilar
(Journalist and Host of "New Day" and "Right Now" On CNN)
Brianna Keilar
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Birthdate: September 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Brianna Keilar is a journalist who previously worked as a general assignment correspondent, Congressional correspondent, and White House correspondent for CNN. She is currently working as CNN's senior political correspondent. In 2019, Keilar, a military spouse, started writing a column titled Home Front, which continues to play an important role in bridging the civilian-military divide.

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Antonia Kidman
(Actor, Television presenter, Journalist)
Antonia Kidman
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Birthdate: July 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne

The younger sister of Australian actor Nicole Kidman, Antonia Kidman was initially a journalist and later gained fame with the series The Little Things. She has also penned books on parenting, such as Feeding Fussy Kids. She is a mother of six and joined law school after the birth of her sixth child.

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Carrie Bickmore
(Journalist)
Carrie Bickmore
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Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adelaide

Gold Logie-winning Australian talk show host and radio presenter Carrie Bickmore is best known as the host of The Project. She has also been a UNICEF ambassador and has worked for causes such as brain-cancer and maternal tetanus awareness. She created a stir after accidentally flashing her bottom at the 2021 AACTA Awards.

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Lisa Wilkinson
(Presenter, Journalist)
Lisa Wilkinson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney

At 21, Lisa Wilkinson was the youngest editor of the Australian teen magazine Dolly. She grew up to be a renowned journalist and presenter and is now known for her shows such as The Project. She has also appeared in movies such as Broadcast Battleground and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.

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Samantha Armytage
(Australian Journalist, News Presenter)
Samantha Armytage
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Birthdate: September 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia

Samantha Armytage is an Australian TV presenter and journalist best known for co-hosting a popular breakfast show called Sunrise from 2013 to 2021. Samantha Armytage has also hosted other shows, such as Bringing Sexy Back and Seven 4.30 News. In 2021, she launched her own podcast titled Something to Talk About with Samantha Armytage.

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Lee Lin Chin
(Television presenter, radio presenter and journalist, best known for her association with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) network)
Lee Lin Chin
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Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Apart from being a SBS newsreader for 3 decades, Lee Lin Chin has also presented comedy segments and a comedy cooking show. Born to Chinese parents in Indonesia, she began her journalism career in Singapore and moved to Australia later. She has also done voice-over and appeared in films such as Resistance.

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Virginia Trioli
(journalist)
Virginia Trioli
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Birthdate: August 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bendigo
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Tracy Grimshaw
(Journalist)
Tracy Grimshaw
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Birthdate: June 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

Tracy Grimshaw has been associated with the Channel 9 show Today as its host for over a decade. The Australian TV presenter is also known for shows such as The Flying Doctors and Raw Silk. She has been nominated for the Gold Logie and has also appeared in the movie Shark Tale.

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Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)
Mary Gilmore
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Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: December 3, 1962

Mary Gilmore was an Australian writer and journalist. She wrote both prose and poetry and is recognized for her tremendous contribution to Australian literature. As a young woman, she became a school teacher and held utopian socialist views. She eventually started writing and gained fame as an author and poet later in life. 

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Marion Grasby
(Television presenter, Cookbook author and Food journalist)
Marion Grasby
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Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia
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Jana Wendt
(Gold Logie award-winning television journalist)
Jana Wendt
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Birthdate: May 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Geraldine Brooks
(Journalist)
Geraldine Brooks
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Birthdate: September 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stella Young
(Australian Disability Activist, Comedian, and Journalist)
Stella Young
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Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014

Australian disability activist, comedian, and broadcast journalist Stella Young had worked extensively for the ABC. Born with a genetic disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, or the brittle bone disease, she spent almost her entire life on a wheelchair. She died of an aneurysm at age 32.

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Helen Garner
(Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter)
Helen Garner
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Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong
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Melissa Doyle
(Journalist, Presenter)
Melissa Doyle
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Birthdate: February 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney

Known for her association with Seven News, award-winning Australian journalist and presenter has also gained fame as a weekend breakfast host on Smooth FM. She is also a bestselling author, whose memoir, Alphabet Soup, was a huge hit in Australia. The Silver Logie-nominated journalist is also associated with several charities.

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Jan Fran
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Jan Fran
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Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Lebanon
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Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: October 31, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: April 3, 1910

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Kate Webb
(Journalist)
Kate Webb
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Birthdate: March 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: May 13, 2007
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Chloe Hooper
(Author)
Chloe Hooper
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kirsten Drysdale
(Television presenter)
Kirsten Drysdale
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Kirsten Drysdale is an Australian journalist, writer, television presenter, and former hockey player. Drysdale represented the Queensland Scorchers in the Australian Hockey League before an injury forced her to begin a career at the ABC. Over the years, Kirsten Drysdale has been a researcher for shows like Hungry Beast, The Hamster Wheel, and The Gruen Transfer.

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Alice Henry
(Australian Journalist)
Alice Henry
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Birthdate: March 21, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: February 14, 1943

Alice Henry was an Australian journalist, trade unionist, and suffragist. Henry was part of the Women's Trade Union League (WTUL) where she was an important member. A fierce feminist, Alice Henry worked towards establishing equal rights for women.

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Melinda Farrell
(Journalist)
Melinda Farrell
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Birthdate: January 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia