Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Meet the team that brings you Finley's news

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

July 19, 2012 10:45am

Sam Hall

Managing editor

Sam is the managing editor of the Deniliquin Pastoral Times and Southern Riverina News.

Sam was born and educated in Deniliquin and started a three-year cadetship with the Pastoral Times in 1998.

He was named McPherson Media Group Cadet of the Year in 2000 before completing a Bachelor of Arts/Communications majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University in 2005.

Sam returned to the Pastoral Times as news editor in 2006 before taking over as managing editor in July, 2011.

For Sam, the highlight of his career was the Pastoral Times winning the prestigious EC Sommerlad Award for Community Leadership and Editorial Involvement at the 2009 NSW Country Press Awards.

Phone: (03) 5881 2322



Zoe McMaughZoe McMaugh

Senior journalist

Zoe is the senior journalist for the Deniliquin Pastoral Times and Southern Riverina News.

She covers general news, politics, local government, police, writes features, takes photographs, and is a sub editor.

Zoe came to the Deniliquin Pastoral Times in November 2004 after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/Public Relations) at the University of Western Sydney. 

Having completed all her secondary schooling in Deniliquin, she was keen to return to her home town to start her career in journalism.  It was a goal she had been aiming for since primary school.

With an interest in photography, working in a rural paper has given Zoe the opportunity to explore all facets of the newspaper industry as well as reporting.

Zoe likes to get stuck into hard news stories, but particularly delights in working on feature stories, particularly about returned services personnel for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day features.

Phone: 5881 2322


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