Associate editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly Caroline Overington is joining The Australian as an associate editor, working across the newspaper.
The appointment sees Overington return to the News Corp owned broadsheet where she was a senior reporter between 2006 and 2013. During that time she exposed the Australian Wheat Board scandal. Overington has also previously worked for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
During her tenure with Bauer Media’s AWW, Overington interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton.
Overington said: “”I am thrilled to be returning both to Australia, and to The Australian. I wanted to make a good move in coming home from California, and this feels 100% right.”
Her departure from AWW follows on from the shock resignation of editor in chief Helen McCabe in January. Bauer named Kidspot editor Kim Wilson as McCabe’s replacement early last month.
Yesterday was the Clive Mathieson’s final day as editor of The Australian. He resigned from the role last month to take on a role as a senior strategic advisor for NSW Premier Mike Baird.