I’m a journalist, writer, and broadcaster based in Wellington, currently working as a New Zealand reporter for the Guardian and occasionally contributing to The New York Times. My reporting is also published by Al Jazeera, New Zealand Geographic, The Telegraph, Vice, and BBC Capital.
Previously, I worked at Radio New Zealand for more than a decade in various reporting, producing, editing, hosting, and social media/community engagement roles. I still fill in on air as a host of interview shows from time to time.
As well as reporting and writing, I’m available to chair or MC events, panels, and live interviews, which I’ve conducted throughout New Zealand and Australia. I have experience chairing sessions on books and writers, dance, art, gender and body image, technology, social media, journalism, social issues, and mental health.
I have taught journalism and public relations at Massey University, where I completed a Master’s in Journalism. My thesis covered the impact of gendered online harassment on high profile women in broadcast journalism. I also have a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications, majoring in TV and radio journalism, and an ATCL in speech and drama teaching.