Sharri Markson moves to The Australian

The Daily Telegraph’s political editor at large, Sharri Markson, will be moving across to The Australian, becoming the paper’s investigations editor. Both titles are owned by News Corp Australia.

The Australian has also recently added Kylar Loussikian to its lineup as national chief of staff. He joins from The Age where he was CBD columnist, a role now occupied by former The Australian media editor Stephen Brook.

Markson has previously held several positions at The Australian before she moved across to The Daily Telegraph. She is also a Sky News host. Markson and Loussikian previously worked together on the Walkley Award-winning story which revealed Barnaby Joyce’s affair.

There have been a range of staffing changes at The Australian, with Sid Maher stepping up as deputy editor after stints as news director and Canberra bureau chief, alongside fellow deputy editor Petra Rees.

Kieran Gair, a former Sky News producer and ABC journalist has also joined as a reporter in the Sydney bureau. Gair has been filing for The Australian for almost a year.

The Australian recently announced a new editor, Michelle Gunn, the first female editor in its history.


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