I currently work as a senior journalist for the Shepparton News within the McPherson Media Group. It's been a homecoming for me as I started my career as a cadet with the group at the Southern Riverina News many years ago, last century in fact. I’ve also worked for the Seymour Telegraph and Pastoral Times within the group’s stable. Since that beginning, I've been lucky enough to travel and work internationally, and through a number of Australian states and territories, across newspapers, magazines, radio and television news. COVID-19 has emphasized the importance of local news for those living in the regions and it is a privilege to be back working at the grassroots level of journalism.