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 bred Maryborough girl Averyll Loft started her career in journalism as a cadet under former Fraser Coast Chronicle editor Nancy Bates in 2007. She decided to take a break from reporting in 2011 and spent the next eight months backpacking through Australia and Europe. Averyll is now back on deck covering Maryborough’s police, court and health rounds. In her spare time she enjoys horse-riding, camping trips and a good book.
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.
Reporter Roderick Makim was born in Julia Creek in north Queensland and grew up on a cattle station about two hours north of the town. His education was School of the Air, then boarding school, then university, studying Law and International Relations. His passion is travel, and so far he has visited every continent except for Africa and Antarctica.
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.
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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