2019 Quills: The Young Journalist of the Year

Sam Cucchiara of Nine News is the 2019 Young Journalist of the Year.

Judges' citation

Sam Cucchiara's coverage of the Mallacoota fires showed maturity under pressure, bringing real people stories, big picture-little picture. Great story telling, natural, taking the viewer on a journey and behind the scenes. Engaging live crosses, breaking coverage and great use of pictures.

The winning entry

A portfolio of work including coverage of bushfires and the capture of Jonathan Dick.

Other finalists

Mimi Becker, Nine Network A Current Affair

Chantelle Francis, The Weekly Times

Tamara McDonald, Geelong Advertiser

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