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Leigh Sales: Beyond the Headlines

In October 2023, one of Australia’s most accomplished and admired journalists, Leigh Sales, appeared live in Melbourne as part of the Wheeler Centre’s 2023 Spring Fling program.

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Leigh Sales is one of Australia’s most beloved journalists. A veteran anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program 7.30, the new presenter of Australian Story, co-host of hugely popular podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb, and a bestselling author, Sales has been recognised with three Walkley Awards over the course of a career that has seen her interview countless political leaders, innovators and artists.

In her new book, Storytellers: Questions, Answers and the Craft of Journalism, Sales turns her talents on her remarkable peers – including Waleed Aly, Richard Fidler, Niki Savva and Stan Grant – revealing candid insights into the craft of journalism and the power of storytelling.

At this exclusive Spring Fling address and in-conversation with ABC producer Elias Clure, Sales shared insights from her career in the media and offered the audience a peek behind the curtain of this vital but often misunderstood profession.



Spring Fling was proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund. Special thanks to official bookseller Readings and accommodation partner The Sofitel.

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