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Kate McClymont

Fairfax Media
Senior journalist
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and a former chair of the Walkley Advisory Board. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and joined the Herald in 1985 as a graduate cadet. She later worked at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the ABC’s Four Corners programme before rejoining the Herald in 1990. She is a five-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley. (with Anne Davies) for her coverage of the Bulldogs salary cap rorts. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. Kate is also the recipient of numerous other awards including six Kennedy awards, the Australian Shareholders’ Association award for excellence in financial reporting, The NSW Law Society’s Golden Quill award for excellence in legal reporting and Australian Racing Writer of the Year. She also won the 2012 George Munster Award (with Linton Besser) for Independent Journalism. She was elected to the Senate of the University of Sydney in 2013.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, August 31

11:35 AEST