Maxine McKew

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Walkley and Logie Award winning journalist Maxine McKew is one of Australia's most experienced and authoritative interviewers. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to broadcasting.

A regular writer for the Bulletin Magazine she also acts as the alternate anchor for the ABC's flagship current affairs programmes, the national 7-30 Report and Lateline.
Over the past five years, her weekly column in The Bulletin - Lunch with Maxine McKew- produced candid conversations and news breaking stories with Australia's policy makers. In 2003, the Magazine Publishers Association voted her Columnist of the Year.

Maxine established a national profile as a political/social affairs interviewer on ABC Television's prestigious Lateline program in the mid-1990's where she interviewed a host of international figures. Among them, Tony Blair, Madelyn Albright, Richard Armitage, Shimon Peres, Fidel Ramos, B.J. Habibe, Mary McAleese and Sir Julius Chan.

A 25-year background in television reporting has seen Maxine cover a wide spectrum including state and national politics, business reporting and a period as foreign correspondent that took her to posts in both Washington DC and to New York. As a result Maxine maintains a strong interest in American political and economic issues and is a regular participant in the privately funded annual Australia/U.S. Leadership Dialogue.

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