Four Corners’ Mario Christodoulou joins Fairfax Media as ‘broad remit’ investigative reporter

Fairfax Media has appointed Four Corners journalist Mario Christodoulo as an investigative reporter working across the Sydney and Melbourne news rooms.


The appointment was announced to staff via an email from Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief, Darren Goodsir, and The Age editor-in-chief, Mark Forbes.

They said: “We are delighted to confirm Mario Christodoulou, an accomplished and multi award-winning journalist from the ABC’s flagship Four Corners program, will soon be joining Fairfax.”

Most recently Christodoulou has worked with Fairfax investigative reporter Adele Ferguson on Fairfax-Four Corners co-productions with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald on the Commonwealth Bank financial planning and insurance exposés.

Forbes and Goodsir said: “His painstaking and compelling revelations across a diverse range of topics has seen him recognised many times at the Walkleys, including the gold in 2014 with Adele, the Quills, and the Kennedy Awards. He has even won a Logie!”

Prior to Four Corners, Christodoulou worked in London as an equities reporter at Dow Jones and covered international accounting standards for Accountancy Age, also in London.

Between March 2007 and April 2009, he was the council reporter for the Illawarra Mercury, where he secured his first Walkley for covering the Wollongong corruption scandal.

Forbes and Goodsir said: “He will work across the Sydney and Melbourne newsrooms with a broad national remit as an investigative reporter. Many at Fairfax have worked hard to secure Mario’s services during the past few years. We’ve finally worn him down. I trust you will join us in congratulating Mario on his appointment.”

Christodoulou starts on August 8.


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