Ben Thomas

    Wine Writer
    It’s no surprise that after 20 years in the media, from copyboy to journo and the IT department, Ben turned to the bottle. If he isn’t talking about wine, Ben’s tasting it – thousands of bottles a year. His love of wine and viticulture has taken him to Europe, New Zealand, South America and all around Australia in…

    Brendan Bale

    Brendan is a Brunswick hipster-in-training and is fluent in all things culture – he even does an arts show on community radio station JOY 94.9. He likes nothing more than sitting in front of a cinema screen – choc top in hand – watching the latest blockbuster or arthouse film.

    Chris Kerr - Digital Content Editor

    Email: chris.kerr@theweeklyreview.com.au
    Twitter: @chriskerr

    From baking cookies to over a decade in IT, unfunny attempts at stand-up followed by a brief stint as an artist plus a bit of time playing with satellite and radio technology. A fun, eclectic path that led me to produce entertaining digital content for radio and now theweeklyreview.com.au – and loving it!

    Emily Rayner - Group Content Director

    When she’s not overseeing TWR’s fantastic print digital and social media channels you’ll find Emily out and about in Melbourne, enjoying a cheeky sherry at Movida, looking at things she can’t afford at David Bromley’s showcase store in Windsor or crying into her beer at the footy as the Demons lose another game at The G … *Sob*.

    Jane Hutchinson - Editor

    As a little girl, Jane would beg her parents for “just another story” every night at bed time. Now with two kids of her own and a three-decade career as a journalist and editor, Jane still gets a thrill out of a good yarn.

    Jemimah Clegg

    Jemimah loves music, great food and wine – and shoes! When she’s not putting pen to paper on the latest in Stonnington and Boroondara, Jemimah can often be found feeding her shopping habit on Chapel Street.

    Myke Bartlett

    Myke lives in St Kilda East with his wife, two daughters and a Boston Terrier. A lifelong obsession with film, music and TV has left him with an encyclopaedic knowledge of useless trivia, but he’s won a fair few quiz nights. When he’s not writing about cultural things, he’s trying to finish his second novel.


    Sarah Harris

    With a roving brief as feature writer, Sarah is just as likely to bob up in a Brunswick backyard as a coffee shop in Cheltenham. When she’s not talking to Melbourne personalities, she’s scouting for emerging talent and trends. Sarah comes to the table with cake and curiosity and is inspired by interest in all around her.

    Virginia Millen

    Virginia can often be found tucking into poached eggs at one of her favourite cafes in the inner north. When she’s not brunching with friends she’s wining with her husband or out walking her dog. She writes sometimes too.