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
One person has died following a fatal car accident at the intersection of Ford and Grahamvale Rds this morning.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Mark Pacitti was in Tatura on Tuesday to talk about his book Dancing With The Black Dog, which addresses his personal issue with depression.
A Maryborough truck driver who stole a Royal Children's Hospital charity tin at an Echuca service station has received a wholly suspended jail sentence.
Victoria Police family violence adviser Sergeant Margaret Singe has plenty of tips to help victims of domestic violence keep themselves safe.
A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Wyuna yesterday morning.
Canoe polo only made its debut on Lake Nagambie at the weekend - but it could be the venue for the sport's biggest event in 2018.
A man was due to appear in court today of numerous charges, including firing a firearm in a public place.
Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.
Huge crowds turn out at Cobram for thrills and spills of novel motorsport.
Teenager Rowan Smith took his amateur record to 1-1 after a unanimous points decision on Saturday night.
The fruit industry is becoming weary of being told of huge opportunities in markets in Asia by Australian governments which cannot negotiate free trade agreements to get access.
The plight of Australian prisoners of war will be commemorated next week at a special screening of the powerful film The Railway Man.
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