Guardian appoints former Sunday Age editor Gay Alcorn as Melbourne editor

Gay Alcorn


The Guardian has appointed its first Melbourne editor after announcing the opening of a Melbourne office in February.

Gay Alcorn, former editor of The Sunday Age and most recently a columnist for The Age, has been appointed by Guardian Australia editor Emily Wilson.

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Alcorn will be joined in Melbourne by health and medical writer Melissa Davey who previously worked for Fairfax media for four years on the Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Life.

Davey and Alcorn join Oliver Milman, who covers the environment for the Guardian and is already based in Melbourne.

In May, the site celebrated its one-year anniversary in Australia.

Wilson said: “As a three-time Walkley Award Winner, Gay has had an outstanding career as both a writer and an editor. She’s an amazing journalist and will bring huge extra heft to our reporting, not just in Melbourne and Victoria, but also nationally.”

Alcorn will start the new role in a month’s time. Davey has already started.


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