Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sleeping with the Enemy

Four years ago, 'Crikey!' compiled a list of Australia's journalistic couples.

Here is a selection from their list:
Col Allan, New York Post editor-in-chief and former Daily Telegraph editor-in chief, and Sharon Bowditch, former Daily Telegraph TV critic.

Ken Anderson, freelancer, and Jacqui Lee Lewes, Daily Telegraph TV writer.

Dennis Atkins, The Courier-Mail, and Melanie Christenson, ABC Canberra.

Michael Bodey, Daily Telegraph showbiz editor, and Michaela Boland, Australian correspondent for Variety, also regular AFR contributor.

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun columnist, and Sally Morrell, former Herald Sun chief-of-staff.

Gareth Boreham, Channel Ten Melbourne, and Julia Baulderstone, ex Weekly Times.

Bruce Brammall, Herald Sun finance deputy editor, and Genevieve Brammall, Herald Sun major events editor.

Michael Brissenden, 7.30 Report’s political reporter, and Tracey Sutherland, The Australian.

Shane Burke, Herald Sun news editor, and Prani West, former ABC radio producer.

Andrew Butcher, News Corp hack turned flak in New York and Sara James, reporter/presenter on The Today Show on NBC.

Mathew Charles, Herald Sun finance reporter, and Alison Crosweller, The Australian reporter.

Rohan Connolly, The Age, 3AW and Rita Panahi, MX, SEN

Andrew Conway, freelance and sometime SMH travel correspondent and Sue Bennett, editor Food & Wine at The Daily Telegraph.

Scott Coomber, The Australian, and Justine Ferrari, reporter Sunday Telegraph.

Andrew Cornell, AFR, and Sally Fisher, ex Oz, Hun and BRW.

Nick Creech, Fin Review, and Deborah Jones, Executive Editor at The Australian.

David Dale, SMH culture expert, and former Daily Tele and Bulletin journo Susan Williams (NOT the Sue Williams writing for the Sun-Herald).

Mark Day, former Daily Mirror Sydney editor and now at The Australian and Wendy Day, mega publicist for Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

Andrew Dodd, The Australian, and Heather Jervis who is with Radio Australia.

Robert Drewe, writer and former journalist on a range of papers, and Candida Baker, former editor The Australian’s Weekend Magazine.

Roy Eccleston, and Carolyn Collins, The Australian.

Gus Edison, sub at the Fin Review, and Joan Edison, sub at The Daily Telegraph.

Neil Eliot, photographer for The Daily Telegraph, and Natalie O’Brien, The Australian’s Investigations editor in Sydney.

David Fagan, Courier-Mail editor, and Madonna King, former deputy editor The Daily Telegraph.

Damon Frith, ex Australian and now freelance in Perth, and Karen Peebles, ex AAP, Bloomberg and

Matthew Fynes-Clinton, editor of Today section of The Courier-Mail and Jane Fynes-Clinton, Courier-Mail columnist/feature writer.

Phil Gardner, editor Sunday Mail, and Tracey Linguey, former News Ltd Sunday Magazine editor.

Adam Gardini, Rugby League reporter at the Townsville Bulletin and Kate Jacka, sports journalist at Townsville Bulletin.

Mark Gardy, publisher, in-paper magazines, and Amanda Ruben, ex-Herald Sun reporter turned PR.

Michael Gleeson, sports writer Herald Sun, and Michelle Edmonds, former Herald
Sun reporter now CPR Communications & Public Relations.

Richard Gluyas, veteran business writer on The Australia, and Amanda Gome, BRW.

Tony Grant-Taylor, Courier-Mail’s senior business writer, and Tracey Lowis, ex Radio.

Ian Grayson, computer editor of The Australian, and Tracey Grayson, deputy biz ed The Australian.

Bruce Guthrie, editor of The Australian Magazine, and Jan Applegren, Text Media.

John Hartigan, News Ltd CEO, and Gerri Sutton, former Daily Telegraph TV reporter.

Adam Harvey, The Sunday Telegraph and Amanda Phelan, The Sunday Telegraph.

Adam Hawse, The Sunday Telegraph and Katrina Creer, The Sunday Telegraph.

Scott Henry, and Michelle Gunn, The Australian.

Alan Hill, letters editor of The Daily Telegraph, and Sharon Hill, editorial staff manager for Nationwide News.

Steve Howard, ousted Daily Telegraph editor, and Maryanne Bilkey, Who Weekly.

Alan Howe, editor Sunday Herald Sun, and Carmel Egan, Melbourne editor of The Australian.

Melissa Hoyer, Sunday Telegraph and Rob Humphris, freelance cameraman.

Dave Hughes, Nova FM presenter, and Holly Ife, Herald Sun reporter.

John Hurst, Fin Review deputy editor, and Sue Angell, former Fin Review property editor.

Rob Humphris, Foxtel host and freelance cameraman, and Melissa Hoyer, columnist Daily/Sunday Telegraph.

Greg Hywood, former editor in chief of The Age, and Kate Legge, former feature writer The Australian.

James Jeffrey, The Australian and Annabel McGilvray, freelance writer.

Craig Johnstone, Courier-Mail editorial writer, and Shelley Lloyd, news reader, ABC Radio Brisbane.

Damon Johnston, Herald Sun chief of staff and Kim Wilson, former Herald Sun reporter and fashion journalist in New York.

Richard Laidlaw, former Courier-Mail editorialist now senior political adviser and chief of staff to Queensland Opposition Leader Mike Horan, and Lea Crombie, corporate communications manager, Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Nick Leys, Strewth at The Australian, and Louise Milligan, ex-Oz, now Channel 7’s state parliament reporter.

Nick Leys, from SMH to Media Watch and Louise Milligan from The Australian.

Graham Lloyd, features editor The Courier-Mail, and Vanessa Hunter, features artist, The Courier-Mail.

Bruce Magilton, Herald Sun photographer, and Maree Curtis, ex Sunday Herald Sun Sunday magazine writer

Sid Maher, former chief-of-staff Courier-Mail, and Lisa Millar, ABC TV’s news correspondent in Washington.

Mel Mansell, editor, Adelaide Advertiser, and Christine McCabe freelance travel writer.

Roger Martin, The Australian in Perth, and Nadia Mitsopoulos, State Political Reporter - Channel Nine Perth.

Walter Mason, snr backbench sub for The Oz, and Fiona McGill, sub-editor for Spectrum, SMH.

Clive Mathieson, Oz business editor, and Miranda Murphy, ex Adelaide Advertiser now Oz sub.

James McCullough, business columnist on The Courier-Mail, and Wendy Yewdale, former 2GB producer.

Sandy McCutcheon, ABC Radio National, and Suzanna Clarke, The Courier-Mail photographer.

Michael McGuire, Adelaide reporter for The Australian, and Rachel Rodda, ex Telegraph reporter now in SA government media department.

Phil McLean, Sun Herald editor, and Jacqui Lunn, reporter The Australian.

Alister McMillan, formerly of The Tele, now books editor for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, and Madeleine Coorey, former Oz reporter now in
Kabul for Agence France-Presse.

Ian McPhedran, News Ltd Canberra, and Verona Burgess, Canberra Times.

Nick Miller, at The West Australian’s Melbourne Bureau, and Megan Ellul, MX reporter.

Chris Mitchell, editor in chief of The Australian, and Christine Jackman, journalist with The Australian.

Phil Mitchell, chief sub Rugby League week, and Amy Lawson, reporter Sun-Herald.

Brad Norington, The Australian and Jennifer Cooke from the SMH.

PeterO’Brien, editorial training manager for Nationwide News, The
Australian, and Irene O’Brien, former Illawarra Mercury then ASIC PR,
ABC PR and now Macquarie Bank PR.

Michael O’Meara, ex Financial Review now Beattie press sec, and Lindy Rowett, ex The Courier-Mail now Queensland transport corporate communications.

Ian Orchard, Adelaide Advertiser features sub-editor, and Shelley Orchard, Advertiser news sub editor.

Mike Osborne, AAP snr editor, and Louise Evans, former AAP, SMH and most recently sports editor for The Australian.

Nick Papps, Herald Sun reporter, and Karen Dodd, Sunday Herald Sun photographer.

Stuart Parker, AAP news editor and Fiona Gillies, Sunday Telegraph sub-editor.

Tony Patrick, former Dow Jones bureau chief in Sydney, and Sk Withcher, Wall Street Journal - Sydney.

Matt Peacock, former ABC correspondent in London now 7.30 Report in Sydney, and Jo Upham, ex ABC Radio National.

Tim Pegler and Kristen Owen, ex Herald Sun.

Matthew Phelan, ex-Herald Sun hack turned Bracks spin doctor, and Lisa Coulson, journalist with Time.

Liam Phelan, freelance journalist, and Dani Cooper, for mer foreign news editor at The Australian.

Jon Pierik, Herald Sun and Rebecca Williams, Herald Sun.

Jonathan Porter, The Australian’s investigations team, and Kate Minogue, Telegraph reporter.

David Potts, business editor Sun Herald, and Kim Nicoll, Careers editor SMH.

Glen Quartermain, Herald Sun sport, and Lisa Pendrill, Herald Sun features.

Sinclair Robieson, former foreign editor The Australian, then Reuters, London correspondent News Ltd and Financial Times; and Barbara Dalzell,
formerly NZPA, The Guardian and FT.

Russell Robinson, Herald-Sun, and Sybil Nolan, formerly RMIT Journalism School and now with Melbourne University Press.

Stephen Romei, The Australian, and Sally Jackson, occasional pieces for The Oz’s Media section.

Michael Rowland, ABC finance reporter, and Nicola Webber, Herald Sun reporter

Phil Ruthven, economics commentator, and Deborah Light, ex-AFR editor now with The Bulletin.

Des Ryan, editor of The Advocate (NW Tasmanian paper), and Megan Lloyd, editor-in-chief of Messenger Newspapers in Adelaide.

Mike Safe, Australian Magazine writer, and Jenny Gilbert.

David Saunders, ex Herald Sun, now Bloomberg in Hong Kong, and Liz Rudall, ex AAP, Dow Jones Newswires, now PR at CSFB.

Peter Sekuless, ex Time magazine, and Jacqui Rees ex The Bulletin and Far Eastern Economic Review.

Dennis Shanahan, Australian political correspondent, and Angela Shanahan, Age columnist.

Ian Shedden and Chris, The Australian.

Paul Sheridan, former Daily Telegraph and Fairfax reporter now Greens MP IanCohen’s adviser, and Cate Faehrmann, Greens MP Lee Rhiannon’s adviser.

Mark Smith, Herald Sun photographer and Michelle Pountney, Herald Sun science and technology reporter.

Stephen Spencer and Sue Dunleavy, Canberra political journalists.

Chris Stedman, managing editor - Australian sport, and Cecily Ryan, snr sub-editor - Daily Tele.

Matthew Stevens, The Australian’s national chief of staff, and Ebru Yaman, Oz’s Higher Education editor.

Rohan Sullivan, AP Kuala Lumpur, and Verity Chambers, Sun-Herald Pic Ed

Paul Syvret, Bulletin Brisbane correspondent, and Anne Delaney, ABC political reporter turned Beattie spinner.

Cameron Tandy, Herald Sun photographer, and Nikki Protyniak, Herald Sun reporter.

Steele Tallon, COS of the Sunday Mail in Brisbane, and Elissa Lawrence, news reporter - Brisbane Sunday Mail.

Hedley Thomas, features writer - The Courier-Mail, and Ruth Mathewson,
freelance/former chief reporter - South China Morning Post.

James Tremain, Blacktown Advocate Editor, and Lynne Dwyer, SMH sub-editor.

Nathan Vass, former Chief Writer Sunday Telegraph, now a NSW State Government department, and Sarah Blake, Sunday Telegraph.

Vitek, men’s columnist, The Sunday Telegraph and Deborah Thomas, editor Womens Weekly.

Rohan Wenn, Today Tonight reporter, and Susie O’Brien, Herald Sun reporter

Mark Westfield, former Oz business columnist, and Anne-Marie Nicholson, ABC TV arts reporter.

Andrew White, deputy business editor The Australian, and Evie Gelastopoulos, features editor The Daily Telegraph.

Mark Whittaker, The Australian, and Amy Willesee, ex Telegraph and Who Weekly.

Marshall Wilson, The Courier-Mail news reporter, and Elizabeth Wilson, Courier-Mail sub-editor.

Peter Wilson, London correspondent for The Australian, and Pilita Clark, former editor of Eric Beecher’s The Eye.

Chris Wright, AFR Smart Money editor, and Kathryn Hanes, ex Daily Telegraph/South China Morning Post.

Stephen Wyatt, contributor Fin Review, and Colleen Ryan, editor Fin Review.

MichaelYiannakis, ex Fin Review now News Editor at the Asian Wall Street Journal,
and Andreea Papuc, ex Australian now works for Bloomberg in Hong Kong.

Even though it is a few years old, isn't up to date, doesn't cover the current picture and is only partly a symptom of the problem rather than the cause, it is very interesting to know how inbred these organisations are.
Please feel free to correct if you have become human and are now no longer married to one of these people.

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