Sharri Markson joins The Daily Telegraph as national political editor

Former media editor for The Australian Sharri Markson is joining The Daily Telegraph as national political editor.

Sharri Markson is set to join The Daily Telegraph

Sharri Markson is set to join The Daily Telegraph

Markson was appointed media editor in February 2014, and was noted for her aggressive pursuit of stories involving the ABC, Fairfax Media and was the journalist who broke the story around Fairfax columnist Mike Carlton’s abusive tweets to members of the Jewish community, which eventually led to him leaving the company.

However she was shifted into a senior writing role with the national broadsheet in November last year, with Darren Davidson taking over the media editor position.

She replaces Simon Benson, who has been national political editor since January 2010, who has been poached by The Australian, as reported by The Australian Financial Review.

The role sees Markson return to covering federal politics, having previously been Canberra correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph.

Prior to The Australian she was the editor of Cleo and before that was a chief of staff at the Sunday Telegraph and senior producer at Channel Seven.

While at Seven Markson was part of the team that won a Walkley Award for its coverage of how NSW Government favoured big political donors with its decision to support ethanol blended petrol.


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