John Grey started his career at what was then the Maryborough Chronicle in 1976. After leaving the Chronicle in 1985, John took up a variety of roles as he worked his way up the journalism ladder within News Ltd, including being the Courier Mail’s page 1 subeditor at one point. The former dux of his Hervey Bay High School graduating year, John was also the creator and driving force behind the Courier Mail’s website.
Tracey grew up in Howard but hopes you won’t hold that against her. She moved away to study and then worked in the media in regional Queensland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth before she saw the light and returned to sunny Queensland. When she’s not working, she likes trying to teach her lovable, but slightly feral, dog some manners, laying on the beach and reading pulp fiction.
Born and raised in a seaside community on the NSW Central Coast, Mitch Crawley decided on a career in the media industry as a journalist after living in various parts of Australia’s east coast. He says the role is both demanding and one that carries responsibility, but the opportunity to share people’s stories and their experiences is more than enough incentive.
Hannah Busch left retail management to start a career in journalism. She is the Fraser Coast Chronicle Better Business reporter. She enjoys tasting the local seafood and reading a good book.
Family holidays to the Fraser Coast introduced Brittany Cook to the area more than 10 years ago. She says the coastal lifestyle and passionate community are the perfect drawcards for her job with the Chronicle. Fresh from her role with the Isis Town and Country in Childers, Brittany now keeps up with police and court news from the Hervey Bay office. Brittany also has a quirky interest in science communication and environmental news.
Steph studied Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology, graduating in 2012, after growing up in Maryborough and attending St Mary’s College. While studying, she travelled to Europe with QUT News to report on the European financial crisis, broadcasting for radio 4EB in Brisbane from around the world. She would one day be liked to be payed to travel and write synonymously, but for now she’s loving being home on the Fraser Coast.
Griffith Thomas is one of the newest members of the Fraser Coast Chronicle team replacing long-time sports editor Richard Harvey. He arrived on the Fraser Coast after four and a half years with weekly publications The Satellite and The Reporter.
Hervey Bay Observer editor Kerrie Alexander has been with the Fraser Coast Chronicle and Hervey Bay Observer for 13 years. She was born in Maryborough in 1981 but has lived in Hervey Bay all her life. She owns a couple of horses, two border collies and lives on a property with her husband Shaun. Kerrie is committed to promoting all the terrific community news and events happening around the Hervey Bay community
Boni Holmes started at the Maryborough Herald as a secretary in 1991 and has seen massive changes in the industry. She enjoys working closely with the community to ensure Herald readers get the most out of Maryborough’s only free weekly.
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