Gay Alcorn began her career in Queensland, and joined The Sunday Age before its launch in 1989.
She worked as the Darwin correspondent for four years, and was The Age’s Washington correspondent from 1999-2002, where she covered both the 2000 presidential election and the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
She has won three Walkley awards, the latest in 2004 when she was part of the investigative unit which profiled former ALP leader Mark Latham. Her other Walkleys were for news and feature writing.
Gay was appointed Sunday Age editor in March 2008 after two years in the position of deputy editor for The Age.