Ashlynne McGhee, of the ABC, won the MPC 2013 Young Journalist of the Year Award.
For her great breadth of skills from live crosses to in-depth investigative pieces. Ashlynne’s tenacious questioning of Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin about living on the dole set the political agenda for a week. She is a polished reporter. For her portfolio of work including the coverage of mental health issues and an exclusive interview with Tania Hird. The judges were impressed with her tenacity and interviewing skill.
Ashlynne McGhee's winning entry
Ashlynne speaking about the 2014 Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, which she attended as part of her prize
Ashley Argoon of the Herald Sun was highly commended.