Kennedy Awards 2018: winners

Legendary Jana Wendt received a standing ovation on Friday night when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NSW Kennedy Awards.

TV & related categories:

Paul Lockyer Award for Outstanding Regional Broadcast Reporting
Anna Henderson (7.30 ABC);
Marty McCarthy (ABC Regional);
Melissa Russell, Michael Pignatoro (WIN News Wollongong)

2018 Young Journalist of the Year
Sam Buckingham-Jones (The Australian);
Lucy Cormack (Sydney Morning Herald);
Taylor Auerbach (A Current Affair)

John Newfong Award for Outstanding Indigenous Affairs Reporting
Allan Clarke (NITV);
Lorena Allam (The Guardian Australia);
Chris Roe, Karla Grant (NITV)

Gary Ticehurst Award for Outstanding TV News Camera Coverage
Kevin Hudson (Seven News);
Paul Buller (Nine News);
Andy Taylor (Sunday Night)

Harry Potter Award for Outstanding Television News Reporting
Seven News Team (Seven News);
Neil Breen (Nine News);
Robert Ovadia (Seven News)

Outstanding Television Current Affairs Reporting
Tara Brown, Grace Tobin, Sean Power (60 Minutes);
Adele Ferguson, Leslie Robinson, Lucy Carter, Nassim Khadem (4 Corners ABC);
Tracy Grimshaw (A Current Affair)

Outstanding Nightly TV Current Affairs Reporting
Patrick Abboud (SBS Viceland);
Dimity Clancey (A Current Affair);
ABC Fairfax Team (ABC Fairfax)

Outstanding Consumer Affairs Reporting
Tony Ibrahim (Choice Magazine);
Alison Branley, Sophie Scott (ABC Lateline),
Patrick Abboud (SBS)

Outstanding Court Reporting
Patrick Begley (Sydney Morning Herald);
Nicola Berkovic (The Australian);
Taylor Auerbach (A Current Affair)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jana Wendt

Journalist of the Year
Sharri Markson (Daily Telegraph)

Photo: Michael Usher


  1. carolemorrissey

    Sharri Markson winning ‘journalist’ of the year is an absolute joke & makes you question the credibility of these Awards. She won on false pretences. She did not break that story on Barnaby. Independent media broke it months before. She & all other mainstream media refused to publish it until after he had safely won the by-election. And even then only touched on his affair & ignored his rorts, which is the important story.

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