David Marr to join the Guardian Australia

David Marr Image 1The Guardian has announced the appointment of former senior Sydney Morning Herald  journalist David Marr to its Australian operation, which is due to launch later this year.

Marr’s appointment follows The Guardian’s poaching of Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy from Fairfax in February.

“I have long admired David Marr as an immensely talented writer who can turn his hand to anything. His deep insights, journalistic skill and stylistic brilliance make him a thrilling addition to Guardian Australia,” said Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia.

The well known author and commentator left Fairfax himself last July. His appointment to The Guardian Australia has been rumoured for months.

David Marr said: “Discovering the Guardian in London in the 1970s was one of the reasons I decided to become a journalist. I’ve been reading it in print and online ever since and I’m looking forward to writing for one of the news organisations I most admire.”

The Guardian Australia will launch later this year and and aims to grow the British newspaper’s large Australian online audience, which according to The Guardian is its fourth largest market.

Nic Christensen


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