Contact the Benalla team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.June 21, 2012 5:17pm
Kaitlin Thals is the editor of the Benalla Ensign and has been with McPherson Media Group since June 2010.
After completing a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at Monash University, Kaitlin completed work placements at 3AW radio and SEN sports radio, as well as freelance writing for the Melbourne Football Club. Kaitlin said this was her dream – combining her favourite AFL team that she loves so much and writing.
Kaitlin joined the Shepparton News in June 2010 and worked in many editorial departments during her three years there, including sport, features, SN Weekly and as a general news health and police reporter.
Kaitlin said highlights in her career so far have been reporting on the 2012 north-east floods, writing a series of stories about maternity issues at Goulburn Valley Health and raising awareness in the community about road safety with Victoria Police.
She said being a journalist was the best job in the world because she gets to hear people’s stories every day and no two days were the same.
Kaitlin joined the Benalla Ensign as editor in June 2013 and enjoys getting to know a community and looking beyond an issue, uncovering stories about the people who are affected.
Phone: 5762 4444
Monique Freer relocated from the beachside suburbs of Melbourne to Benalla in 2013 to jump headfirst into a journalism career.
She has recently completed an Arts/Science double degree, and has written for The Age, the Herald Sun, the RaboDirect (Melbourne) Rebels, Women’s Health & Fitness magazine and LogL website.
Monique’s most rewarding journalism experiences include writing the lead feature for the Rebels’ about Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop, and sharing in telling the story of Black Saturday survivors in Marysville.
She is a passionate St Kilda fan, and lives and breathes all things AFL. She also loves adrenaline sports, spending time at the beach, and exploring places off the beaten track.
Phone: 5762 4444
A three vehicle collision is causing delays on the Midland Hwy, Tatura
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Goulburn Murray Cricket has allocated Echuca and Girgarre with joint C grade premierships after the clubs both agreed on the proposal.
A woman from Rochester has been jailed for breaching her bail conditions.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
A Seymour man has more cause than most to reflect on the price of war.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The people of Heathcote and district chipped in more than $13,000 for the Food Friday Appeal and more donations are yet to be counted.
Barooga have completed a 117-point rout against Cobram in the Murray Football League's cross-river derby.
Deniliquin's Easter Sunday in the Park attracted about 200 people for the traditional family fun day.
Monitoring of the Murray River around the Barmah-Millewa Forest region in the past two spawning seasons has found larval Murray cod and Murray spiny crayfish in areas affected by the 2011 blackwater event.
Police are searching for a driver that rammed a Benalla police vehicle this morning.
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