Peter Wilmoth worked for many years as a features writer with The Age and The Sunday Age, specialising in profiles, before embarking in 2008 on a freelance writing career. He is the co-author of several autobiographies, including actor Bud Tingwell, footballer James Hird and businessman Harold Mitchell. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew McUtchen is a freelance writer with a near-fanatical interest in capturing people, places and experiences with words and stories. He began his career at the Herald Sun writing about music and musicians in the halcyon late-'90s for HIT Magazine and has since had a diverse range o
f engagements. He is an associate editor at GQ Magazine
and a regular contributor to Qantas, GQ Style
and Country Style
magazines as well as The Age
. He is also founder of his own consultancy, Story Matters Most. email@example.com
Maria Harris loves talking property. In five years as a property writer she has written about almost 3000 Melbourne houses. Every house has a story and she particularly enjoys telling the story behind the property, and what makes it appealing. Maria started her journalistic career with the Sun News-Pictorial, moved into television with the Nine Network, lived overseas, and returned to her home town of Melbourne to pursue her interest in journalism and property. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Berger is one of Australia’s most highly regarded, adept, and adaptive comedic talents, working variously as a comedian, broadcaster, novelist, columnist, agitator and television entertainer. Political, passionate and armed only with her material, Rachel has been prowling the stand-up circuit like a tigress for 25 years. She’s taken four solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival and her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas. Her debut novel for Penguin, Whaddya Mean You’re Allergic To Rubber? sold out faster than Judas. In her spare time Rachel likes to carve small Buddhas out of avocado pips. email@example.com
It's no surprise that after 20 years in newspapers, from copyboy to journalist to the IT helpdesk, Ben Thomas turned to the bottle. His love of wine and viticulture has taken him to Europe, New Zealand, South America and now to his own column. firstname.lastname@example.org
Leanne Tolra is the editor of the Melbourne Coffee Review 2011 and is a former deputy editor and writer for The Age’s Epicure section. She has written about food and coffee for national newspapers and magazines and contributed to The Age Cheap Eats and The Age Good Food Guide. Leanne has an unquenchable thirst for coffee perfection and a deep admiration for Melbourne’s talented café and restaurant operators. She is an exercise junkie who claims food and caffeine are essential fuel for her daily fix. email@example.com
Kendall Hill has worked as a newspaper journalist since 1990, mainly for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. At the Herald he held several positions, including Stay In Touch editor, Good Living editor and Travel editor, before joining the staff of Good Weekend magazine as deputy editor in 2004. In addition to his extensive newspaper career, Kendall is the author of the best-selling recipe book Coast (Penguin, 20,000-plus copies sold), founder of The Sydney Morning Herald Café and Bar Guide, contributor to the travel anthology Take Me With You (Random House) and a restaurant reviewer for The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller. Since 2006 he has worked largely as a freelance travel writer for Gourmet Traveller, Travel + Leisure, the Herald and The Age, The Australian, Qantas magazine, The Australian Financial Review and other leading publications in Australia and overseas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrie Perkin is a Melbourne bookseller and journalist. She is a former managing editor of The Age, Arts and Books editor of The Sunday Age and national arts writer for The Australian. In October 2009 she opened a bookshop in Hawksburn. Corrie is also a joint winner of the "Best Feature in Print" Quill Award (2009) from the Melbourne Press Club for her coverage of Black Saturday for The Weekend Australian. email@example.com
To say Dhav Naidu eats, breathes and thrives on all things beauty is an understatement. In a lifetime dedicated to the pursuit of beauty he is still yet to find the holy grail of beauty products. Dhav works across the media from magazines to newspapers to online to television. He wishes his epitaph to be his lifelong mantra – beauty is about enhancement, not disguise! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Rocca has been working as a journalist for 15 years and has been published by The Age, The Sunday Age, Sydney's Sun Herald and The West Australian. Her work has also appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, HQ, Australian Style, i-D London, The Face UK and Cream magazine Australia. She has written two books - The Cocktail (2005) and Cocktails and Rock Tales (2008). email@example.com
Myke Bartlett has been a rock journalist, a film snob and TV addict for the best part of a decade. His work has appeared in The Age, online and on coffee tables around the country. firstname.lastname@example.org
George Ierodiaconou is a former News Limited editor. He has worked in Melbourne, the Northern Territory and Europe. He now owns his own kite-surfing magazine, Kite Mag, and has built a readership from zero to 20,000 in 18 months. email@example.com
Hari Raj has worked as a journalist in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. He is also a film, theatre and music critic – all of which dovetail quite nicely with some of his many addictions. He lives in Armadale, but will move to Brunswick once he's able to fit into a pair of skinny black jeans. firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca Carter thought she could escape the family line of journalism and now she is working for a cutting-edge magazine. Working at the National Gallery for three years has made her passionate about contemporary art, design and fashion. She loves to travel and is trying to save her pennies for a trip to Zambia. email@example.com
With a background in interior design and editorial styling, Sian MacPherson has a keen eye for what's new, what's hot and what's not. Sourcing new products and inspiration on a daily basis, readers are given an insight into the fabulous finds that await them on their own design journey. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Healey is our resident Gen-Y guy. Having spent several years helping spearhead Australia’s first radio station for video gamers, his jack-of-all-trades skillset is now being put to use at The Weekly Review. A budding homebrewer, sound designer and sci-fi geek, when Julian isn’t playing Streets of Rage, remixing Whitlams tracks, watching Stargate or enjoying a robust porter (sometimes all at once), he’s helping build our online community and propel our magazine into the digital space. email@example.com
Eddie Morton studied a bachelor of media and communications and subsequent journalism masters while filling reporting roles at regional newspapers, working as a music journalist and photographer for Warp magazine and thedwarf.com.au, reading and writing for PBS radio station and tapping kegs at his local watering hole in-between. Abandoning his pipedream to become the next Kelly Slater, Eddie (The Fonze to some) figured the world of glossy magazines was more comfortable than the icy waters of Bass Strait. firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Anile is a journalism graduate who bypassed the postdegree rat race to land a dream first job at The Weekly Review. She is currently filling in as executive assistant while also contributing editorial to the magazine. Her dream is to report from the furthest stretches of the world as a foreign correspondent, but until then she is happy writing about from the hottest house for sale in Kew. Crazy cat lady, travel geek and nature loving hippie are some of the terms that usually accompany a sentence with her name. email@example.com
Kevin Norbury has worked on newspapers in metropolitan and country Victoria and in London. He won a Walkley Award for Best Provincial Story and was a subeditor and reporter at The Age and Sunday Age for more than 20 years. On Drive at The Age, he shared a motoring industry best story award and wrote the popular weekly column RearView about people and their cars for nearly 10 years, publishing two books. He now writes RearView for The Weekly Review. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Marinos has been a newspaper and magazine journalist for 27 years. She began her "career" at the age of eight writing a weekly column for the children's page of her local newspaper in the UK. She graduated to the newsroom after completing a degree in journalism and also contributed to national women's magazines in Britain before migrating to Australia in 1993. Since then - in between raising four children - she's been a freelance feature writer for a wide range of national and local titles covering celebrity, health, news, current affairs and human-interest stories. email@example.com
Cheryl Critchley has covered almost everything since starting at Leader Newspapers in 1985. She spent 21 years at the Herald Sun writing politics, news and features before becoming a freelancer in 2010. Cheryl has written six books, including Unspoil Your Kids; Escape the Parent Trap and Our Footy; Real Fans v Big Bucks, about the corporatisation of AFL football. The mad Richmond fan and Auskick coach now writes for The Weekly Review, Herald Sun, www.healthreporter.com.au, and others.
Years as a waiter moulded Daniel McCulloch into a stickler for great coffee, food and wine. Then, a few more years in hotels - checking people in and lugging their bags around - gave him the itch to travel himself. Launching into a career in journalism, Daniel’s having a great time curating the TWR website and keeping his finger on the pulse on what’s happening around town.
Having tried his hand at bookkeeping, bar work, driving taxis and the life of a (semi)-professional musician, Max Hunter entered journalism relatively late in life. Almost 30 years later, a career that started at Syme Community Newspapers, continued at Leader Newspapers, a year in London, Leader again, and then The Age looked to have stalled when Max (and many others) was told by all the “experts” that spiralling costs must be contained and his job was to be outsourced. Print is a dying medium, they said, and online is the future, but it is a young person’s game and anyone over a “certain age” has no place in it. While the internet is certainly a major platform for modern journalism, The Weekly Review has proven that there is still a place for experienced journalists producing quality magazines that are appreciated by readers and advertisers alike. And the journey continues.
Michael Vaughan has been in and around newspapers since 1964, when he was a copyboy at Truth … although he wasn’t allowed to read it at home. He has, among other things, been a fruit picker, pipe counter, worked in an art studio and in advertising, been deputy editor of The Sunday Observer (as part of 20 years as company production editor for Peter Isaacson Publications), was a foundation member and subeditor/columnist for The Sunday Age in 1989 and later was with The Age (mostly on sport) for 20 years all up. After rediscovering his hippie roots (they were never far away) during a trip around Oz in 2010, he has since worked at Crikey and is now the deputy editor and chief subeditor of The Weekly Review. He is a father of two boys, he is quite tall for his age, usually needs a haircut and blogs at singlepersonssurvivalguide.blogspot.com.au. Oh, and he loves food, wine and tall women.
Bike Torque's Loz Blain has been fascinated with motorcycles from an early age. As he told his mother at age two: “Don't want brother, want mogabike.” His love affair with all things two-wheeled was finally consummated more than 10 years ago and he's been riding and writing about bikes ever since. Loz is a senior technology feature writer and video producer at www.gizmag.com, an internationally renowned singer and beatboxer with “Australia's #1 a cappella man-band” Suade, a "celebrity chef" on Channel 31's Kidz in the Kitchen, cameraman/editor for C31's A House Around the Corner, as well as a number of other freelance projects.
Tom Noble has been a journalist since joining The Age as a cadet in 1982. He worked as the paper's chief police reporter in the late 1980s, then went on to write the best-selling true-crime books Untold Violence, Walsh Street and Neddy. Tom worked in a range of senior editing roles on The Sunday Age and The Age before becoming health editor in 2002 and winning a prestigious National Press Club health journalism award. Tom has covered stories in China, Indonesia, East Timor and Thailand. In 2009, he wrote the instant bestseller book I, Mick Gatto.
Often mistaken for a teenager, Jess Dempsey has poked her toe in a good mix of industries in her 27 years. Starting in fashion, to the hardware and food industries, the magnetic pull back into the fashion world is where she calls home. As a stylist, visual merchandiser and a passionate fashion blogger, what else could be more fit for Jess to feature the local boutiques than in TWR? firstname.lastname@example.org http://whatwouldkarldo.com
Claire Halliday tried a series of odd jobs before settling into her career as a freelance writer in 1998. Since then, she has had more than 1000 articles published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Age, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sunday Magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Notebook, Voyeur, Marie Claire, GQ, The Independent on Sunday (Britain) and The Weekly Review. Her third non-fiction book, Do You Want Sex With That?, was published by Penguin in September 2009. Claire is now working on her first novel. www.clairehalliday.com
Michelle Hamer has worked as a journalist and author for 25 years after starting her cadetship with Leader Newspapers in 1987. She is the author of seven books published in more than a dozen countries and has written for every major Australian daily newspaper and many national magazines as a freelance journalist. She has been a columnist and editor at The Age and taught professional writing at TAFE.
Caroline Elliott’s professional experience includes extensive operational and analytical experience in international and domestic markets and in industries including agriculture, food manufacturing, property, mining and apparel. Caroline founded and became CEO of Melbourne’s largest sushi manufacturing business in 1998 and was a finalist in the 2000 Telstra Business Women’s Awards in two categories. Most recently, Caroline co-founded Bodicca, a financial services firm for women by women. Bodicca’s aim is simple - to make financial security easy in an increasingly busy and complex world. email@example.com
Creative director for Melbourne’s destination salon Rakis on Collins, James Razos has worked on shows for Tom Ford and John Paul Gaultier, along with a stint as a judge on Australia’s Search for a Supermodel, as well as styling for celebrities from Jennifer Hawkins to Daniel Radcliffe. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Lisa Mitchell became a hatha yoga teacher and relaxation instructor after a demanding 20-year career as a writer and editor. Much research and dedicated application later, her mission is to assist others to value and take control of their well-being. Lisa has worked at The Age, The Sunday Age, The Sydney Morning Herald (lifestyle writer and deputy editor. (Sections include: Green Guide, Fashion, IT, A3, Metro, Sunday Life, Epicure, Education Age, MyCareer).
Siew-Ching Goh is a Melbourne journalist who has worked for newspapers here and abroad. She is a constant gardener with graduate and postgraduate degrees in agricultural science. firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Hughes is an experienced teacher with qualifications in fine art. She has worked as an educator at the National Gallery of Victoria. She works as a guide with a particular expertise in art, sculpture and gardens.
A platinum member of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants and building industry professional with a background in design and publishing, Letina Wong Russell is Melbourne's only regular feng shui columnist. Her cultural understanding of feng shui within a contemporary context that is sensitive, practical and refreshing has seen her published in Australian Women’s Health & Fitness, MX Melbourne and The Leader Group. email@example.com, www.letsfengshui.com.au
Gerry McLoughlin recently convened the successful 2009 Architeam Architecture Awards, is a frequent guest critic and teacher of architecture, was co-convenor of the first City Edge Conference 2000 and is an award-winning architect for housing projects and quality urban space projects. Gerry has provided expert architectural and urban design advice to VCAT and has published articles on quality of design.
Mary Riekert is a freelance writer who has worked as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Melbourne and overseas for more than 25 years. She lives and gardens in the Yarra Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Harden worked in restaurants in various parts of the world for 15 years to support his writing habit and now spends quite a bit of time writing about restaurants. He is Melbourne editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller, the editor of The Age Good Bar Guide, a regular contributor to The Age and Qantas magazine and to The Age Good Food Guide, The Age Cheap Eats and The Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. Michael has also published six books, including Lygon Street, Melbourne: The Making of an Eating and Drinking Capital and Of A Nation, a history of the Peters Ice Cream company.
Sarina Lewis has worked as a journalist and writer in Australia, India, America, Paris and Scotland but has since returned to call Melbourne home. She writes for Vogue Australia, The Age Epicure, Feast, Sunday Life, M Magazine along with The Age’s Good Food, Good Café and Cheap Eats guides. Away from the laptop she raises two young boys and busts out a downward dog as often as possible.
Cliff Burtt has spent the decades since art school being opinionated. He has written for artlink magazine, CSA news and the Herald Sun. email@example.com
Gray Smith is a registered architect. He graduated from RMIT in 1994 and started his private practice in 2001 specialising in residential architecture and sustainable design. Gray is also a director of Architeam Co-operative Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendon McCullough joined The Weekly Review after spending 19 years at The Age, specialising in imaging and print-quality control. His perfectionist tendencies led him to become a key member of the team responsible for getting The Age into the IFRA quality club in 2006 and again in 2008. He also brings his experience as imaging and print-quality manager for The Age Melbourne Magazine and all of The Age's specialty book titles to this new role. email@example.com
Dr Malcolm Clark works in a small family medical practice in Hawthorn. He has more than 15 years experience as a GP; is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne; medical researcher; author and journalist; terrible golfer; wine snob; father of two; and married to Mary.
Kate Hopkins is not in the circus, yet she does perform quite the juggling act, as an actor, presenter, stylist and journalist. After working in the media and PR industry for more than six years, Kate is now keeping busy as a regular guest on Channel Ten's The Circle, a Westfield personal stylist and a freelance journalist. With a passion for travel and discovering hidden treasures, Kate will be finding the top five places in your neck of the woods for The Weekly Review.