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 multimillion-dollar redevelopment of one of Shepparton’s central business districts has resulted in an influx of new customers and increased trade.
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.
Echuca United and Moama will play for the 3Jacks trophy at Echuca South Oval today.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
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