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Meet the team that brings you Echuca and Moama's news

Contact the team if you have news tips, photos, videos, letters to the editor or a story to share with the community.

June 22, 2012 10:55am

Rhiannon Horrell

Rhiannon Horrell joined the Riverine Herald as editor in November 2013 and is also responsible for McIvor Times and Campaspe News.

Prior to this, she worked at the Shepparton News as chief of staff for one year.

Rhiannon moved to Australia from New Zealand in 2012.

In Auckland, Rhiannon spent three years at the Central Leader and Auckland City Harbour News as a reporter covering transport, arts and council.

She was later promoted to chief reporter and picked up the police and emergency services round.

Rhiannon graduated from university in 2009 and in her short career, has been able to travel overseas thanks to a media grant.

She’s had work experience at the Jakarta Post and in 2011 she travelled to India to write a feature story for the Fairfax Media group in NZ.

Outside of work, Rhiannon runs a hospice baking group called Baking From the Heart and is a self-confessed crazy cat lady.

Phone: 5482 1111

Email: rhiannon.horrell@riverineherald.com.au

Twitter: @RivEditor

 

Geordie CowanGeordie Cowan

 

Geordie is a Riverine Herald.sports journalist.

He started at the Riv as sport sub-editor in April 2008, bounced around a bit within Riv editorial and became a sport journalist in May 2011.

Geordie previously worked in Melbourne behind the bar at then-Telstra Dome and Melbourne Park.

He says he likes finding out what makes people tick in a sporting context - what drives them, teases them, satisfies them.

Geordie says the best part about his job is the scope of passion for varied sports and the achievements people gain in each field.

Phone: 5483 0515

Email: geordie.cowan@riverineherald.com.au

Twitter: @RivSport

 

Luke McManusLuke McManus

Luke joined the Riverine Herald as a cadet sports journalist in August 2013.

Originally from Mildura, Luke has grown up playing, watching and breathing sport and has a great appreciation of its importance to the community.

Spending time in Melbourne yielded a degree in journalism and his fair share of industry experience, including time spent at SYN, 1116 SEN, Crocmedia, McGuire Media, Weekly Times and Channel Nine.

On the weekends, Luke tries to catch as many Collingwood games as possible and wants to follow in the footsteps of Sir Eddie McGuire.

Away from sport, Luke’s interests extends to history and TV show marathons.

Phone: 5483 0516

Email: luke.mcmanus@riverineherald.com.au

Twitter: @RivSport

 

Ivy WiseIvy Wise

Ivy has been at the Riverine Herald for about eight years, starting as a sub-editor and general news reporter.

After two years in the role of features writer for special publications, the lure of ‘‘hard news’’ saw Ivy return as a news reporter.

Her rounds include police and emergency services, Echuca court, health and human interest stories.

She also covers the surrounding towns of Rochester, Lockington, Bamawm, Nanneella, Timmering and Strathallan.

Ivy has been working as a journalist for more than 13 years, completing her cadetship at The North West Star in Mount Isa (north-west Queensland).

She has two daughters, aged 7 and 3 1/2.

Ivy has written stories of tragedy and fortune, despair and hope, cruelty and acts of kindness, sadness and joy and those that stand out to her the most are those that illustrate the fragility and strength of the human spirit and inspire us to be better people.

She has had the chance to meet a few celebs over the years and even had the chance to chat with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she came to Echuca during the 2011 floods.

Ivy loves travelling, reading, writing, going to the theatre, socialising with friends, trying to sing and a good shiraz.

Phone: 5483 0507

Email: ivy.wise@riverineherald.com.au

 

Trent Horneman

Trent is a senior journalist at the Riverine Herald.

This is his second stint with the Riv, having previously worked as a cadet journalist, sports reporter and sub-editor 10 years ago.

Born and bred in Deniliquin, he returned with his family to be closer to home in 2012.

During his career he has covered almost every topic imaginable from CWA luncheons to murder trials.

Trent covers Moama court, Agriculture, water issues, the bridge and Murray Shire, as well as Mathoura, Barmah, Moama, Bunnaloo, Womboota, Nathalia and Moira Shire.

Outside of the newsroom, Trent is a sports fan who loves to watch cricket, football, golf and horse racing.

Phone: 5483 0505

Email: trent.horneman@riverineherald.com.au

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Holly CurtisHolly Curtis

Holly has spent three years at the Riverine Herald as senior photographer.

Shetakes photos for news, sport, advertising and special publications.

Holly says she enjoys being part of a giving and enthusiastic community.

She says every day is different and it might be taking portraits of people who have interesting stories to tell, being caught up in the atmosphere of an ANZAC Day march, taking photos at business awards, attending the horse races or mingling at the Winter Blues Festival.

Holly’s work has been recognised nationally with a PANPA Award and well as three VCPA awards.

Holly says she’s being paid to do what she loves and she’s always meeting interesting people.

Outside of work, Holly loves travel, tennis and shopping and credits her singing voice as one of the best..

Phone: 5482 1111

Email: photography@riverineherald.com.au

 

Jayme Lowndes

After working at the Shepparton News for more than a year, Jayme joined the Riverine Herald as a photographer in June 2013.

Jayme calls Echuca home and has enjoyed returning to work in the place she grew up.

She aspires to take photography to the next level and tell a story, convey an emotion, answer a question or explain a situation with a photo.

Jayme says she enjoys a challenge and is excited about the opportunities that a career in photography provides.

Phone: 5482 1111

Email: photography@riverineherald.com.au

 

SUB-EDITORS

Nikala DixonNikala Dixon

Nikala has worked on the Riverine Herald, Campaspe Newsand McIvor Times for the past 14 years, first as the sports sub-editor, then a features writer and back to subbing.

Nikala enjoys being a part of a strong community – she lists last January’s floods that affected Rochester and Echuca as one of the most memorable experiences, which demonstrated the importance of community.

One of her most memorable photos is a shot of Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she visited Echuca after the 2011 floods.

The series of three photos show Ms Gillard speaking to a young boy, who was so serious as he spoke to the Prime Minister about the floods.

Nikala is a lover of Labradors, having two of her own, and one of her favourite pastimes is photographing her dogs.

Phone: 5483 0526

Email: nikala.dixon@riverineherald.com.au

 

Natalie DurrantNatalie Durrant

Natalie has worked for McPherson Media Group for 16 years.

She began at the Riverine Herald in 1998 as a features journalist and moved to the Shepparton News in 2001 as a sub-editor before returning to Echuca in 2003 to work on theRiverine Herald, Campaspe News and McIvor Times.

Natalie lives on a farm with her husband and two daughters and enjoys reading, sport and cooking.

Phone: 5482 1111

Email: natalie.durrant@riverineherald.com.au

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