Editorial

John Parker - Editor

John hails from South Australia where he entered the newspaper game at the age of 16 as a casual copy boy. He has worked in most areas of newspapers and in online before becoming Chronicle editor in 2014. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Tracey Joynson - Online editor

Tracey grew up in Howard but 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, watching movies and reading pulp fiction.

Carlie Walker - Senior Journalist

Coming from Newcastle in New South Wales, Carlie Walker is a mad Knights supporter. She reports on arts and entertainment on the Fraser Coast as well as general news.

Hayden Johnson - Journalist

Hayden was born in New South Wales but moved to Queensland at a young age. He is the newest member of our team and enjoys golf, cricket and has a passion for motorsport.

Stephanie Kay – Journalist / Business Journalist

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.

Tyson Yates - Journalist

Having spent the past two years living and working in Scotland, Tyson is excited to swap the cold for the coast by becoming a member of the Chronicle team. He studied a degree in Communications and Media Studies in Brisbane but not before spending most of his life growing up in a rural town in northern New South Wales. Tyson is passionate about outdoor activities and single malt whisky. In his free time he enjoys getting out and about in the community and attending cultural events.

Sports

Griffith Thomas - Sports Editor

Griffith Thomas took over as sports editor in 2012. He arrived on the Fraser Coast after four-and-a-half years with weekly publications The Satellite and The Reporter in southern Queensland.

Hervey Bay

Kerrie Alexander - Hervey Bay Observer Editor

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

Maryborough

Boni Holmes - Maryborough Herald Editor

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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