Lisa Davies - Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and possibly Bon Jovi's #1 Fan

Today my 'Around the Grounds Guest' is the magnificent Lisa Davies. Disclaimer I love this lady and am super chuffed I can call her a good friend. I am so proud of what she has achieved as a journalist over the years. She is Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and only the third woman in the papers history. This week the Herald celebrates its 190th birthday with the first ever Sydney Morning Herald

printed on April 18, 1831. It's believed the paper is the second oldest, continuously published masthead in the English-speaking world, behind The Times of London. Now in 2021 the Herald is reaching more people than ever (more than 9.3 million readers across print and online), having greater impact than ever before. And my mate is the Editor… just saying!!


Lisa began her career at the national newswire AAP, worked for the UK's Press Association in London and The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney. Since joining what was Fairfax Media in early 2012 as Crime Editor, she has held several senior reporting and editing roles including Deputy Editor and Investigations Editor. In 2016 she was also the Federal Election Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Lisa has had a particular focus on crime and court reporting in her career, including travelling to South Africa to cover the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, and publishing a book about the inspiring recovery of Sydney bashing victim, Lauren Huxley.


Congratulations to the Sydney Morning Herald- 190 years young! Enjoy my chat with my Bon Jovi loving friend. x


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