ABOUT THE SHOW
Discover the untold stories behind the news with one of Australia’s most revered journalists and ABC anchor, Leigh Sales as she takes you on a captivating journey through her new book, Storytellers.
With over a decade of experience hosting the renowned 7.30 program and an impressive background as a foreign correspondent, Leigh Sales now turns the tables, directing her exceptional interviewing skills toward her fellow journalists. In Storytellers, she delves into ten captivating sections, exploring the art of news reporting, investigative journalism, thought-provoking commentary, and the skillful craft of interviewing.
Prepare to be inspired by stories from leading figures in Australian journalism, including Lisa Millar, Kate McClymont, Hedley Thomas, and many more. From uncovering leads to navigating war zones, from crafting compelling profiles to telling stories through visuals, Storytellers offers an intimate glimpse into a vital and often misunderstood profession.
Whether you aspire to be a journalist yourself or simply have a curiosity about how the news comes to life, Leigh Sales will deliver a fascinating and thought-provoking exploration of the journalistic world. Embark on this captivating journey and gain an appreciation for the power and impact of storytelling in our lives.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leigh Sales AM is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the new presenter of Australian Story and the recent host of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Bill Gates. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister, as well as the late Bob Hawke, and has anchored the last three federal elections for the ABC. Leigh is the winner of three Walkley Awards, Australia’s highest journalism honour; the author of the books Detainee 002, On Doubt, Well Hello and the bestselling Any Ordinary Day; and the co-host of the popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb. In 2023, her service to journalism and the community was recognised with an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University
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Auslan performance Thu 2 Nov