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Mark Riley (journalist)

Mark Riley is an Australian journalist, who is chief political reporter for Seven News based in Canberra.[1]

Career

Riley started his journalism career in 1979 at The Newcastle Herald,[2] where he covered topics including the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and the murder of Leigh Leigh.

Mark moved to The Sydney Morning Herald, where he worked in politics. In 1998, Riley was appointed New York correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and for Melbourne's The Age.[3]

Riley jointly won a Walkley Award in 1999 for his part in the SMH team's coverage of East Timor's independence.[4] Riley provided many reports for both newspapers on the 11 September terrorist attacks.[3] Returning to Australia in 2002, Riley became the Sydney Morning Herald's Chief Political Correspondent. In this position he provided commentary from Parliament House.[2]

In 2004, Mark joined the Seven Network and was appointed political editor for Seven News. Riley regularly provides live commentary on Sunrise and various Seven News bulletins.

His journalistic approach came under fire in 2011, when he was accused of "ambushing" the then Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott.[5]

Personal life

Mark is married to social commentator Suzanne Mostyn and they have two children.

References

  1. ^ Meade, Amanda: Poll shapes up as battle of TV journos, The Australian, 26 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b Overington, Caroline: Ten questions: Mark Reilly, The Australian, 2 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b Riley, Mark; Alcorn, Gay (2001). "September 11: The Terrorists and the Towers". Best Australian Essays (Black Inc.) 2001. 
  4. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rod: News media chronicle, July 1999 to June 2000, Australian Studies in Journalism, 9: 2000.
  5. ^ "Reporter denies Abbott 'ambush' amid anger over Digger remark". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
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