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Geraldine Doogue AO – Tuesday Lunchtime Speaker


November 10, 2015 1:00pm -
The College of Law, Level 16, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Originally planning a career as a schoolteacher after completing her Arts degree, in 1972 Geraldine applied on an impulse for a journalism cadetship with The West Australian instead. Since then she has thrived on that impulsive decision.

In the first ten years of her career, Geraldine carved out a reputation in print, television and radio, including two years at the London Bureau working for the Murdoch group’s Australian papers.

Geraldine’s entrance into television was unexpected. Covering a story for The Australian, an ABC Television reporter interviewed her for a Four Corners program. When the head office executives saw the interview, they were so impressed with her on-camera presence that they offered Geraldine the Perth compere’s position for ABC Television’s then new program Nationwide.

In 1992 Geraldine began presenting Life Matters, a new ABC Radio National program.

In 1998 she became host of ABC TV’s Compass program. After 11 years with Life Matters, Geraldine moved to Saturday mornings to host a program focusing on international politics and business called Saturday Extra.

In 2000 Geraldine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting. In 2003, she was recognised with an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to
the community and media.

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