Geraldine Doogue has carved out a reputation in print, television and radio, including two years working for the Murdoch group’s Australian papers.
Her entrance into television was unexpected. While covering a story for The Australian she was interviewed by an ABC Television reporter. Impressed with her on-camera presence, the head office executives offered Geraldine a position at ABC Television.
After moving to Sydney, she established herself as one of the most respected personalities on national television, returning once again to ABC in 1990. In 1992 Geraldine began presenting Life Matters and then ABC TV’s Compass program in 1998. After 11 years with Life Matters, she began hosting Saturday Extra, a program focusing on international politics.
In 2003, Geraldine was recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to the community and media.


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