Guardian Australia announces new political editor

Guardian Australia has officially announced that The Saturday Paper’s chief political correspondent, Karen Middleton, is joining its team as the new political editor.

The announcement:

Guardian Australia today announced Karen Middleton as political editor.

Middleton has covered federal politics for over 30 years as a reporter, analyst and commentator. She will join the Guardian from The Saturday Paper, where she has been chief political correspondent for the past eight years. Prior to that, she was chief political correspondent for SBS and political editor for The West Australian. Middleton is a regular panellist on ABC Insiders and is a commentator on Australian politics for a range of domestic and international outlets.

She is the author of two books, a biography of Anthony Albanese; “Telling it Straight” and “An Unwinnable War” about Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan.

Middleton will join the Canberra office where she will oversee Guardian Australia’s political coverage.

Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor said:

“Karen brings decades of experience, judgement, a significant record of news breaking and excellent analytical skills to Guardian Australia. I am delighted that she is joining our brilliant Canberra team.”

Karen Middleton said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Guardian Australia after eight years with The Saturday Paper. It’s already a big year in politics and l look forward to working with the great team in Canberra to try and make sense of it all.”

Source: The Guardian | Australia


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