After more than two decades with Fairfax Media, Danielle Cronin is now the National Commissioning Editor for abc.net.au – the top news site in Australia and one of the top 50 news sites in the world.
She joins the national public broadcaster after serving as the first female editor of metropolitan masthead the Brisbane Times. The award-winning journalist has worked in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Africa, and Canberra where she covered 10 federal budgets and three federal elections.
As a reporter for The Canberra Times, she spent seven years in the federal press gallery reporting on stories ranging from the coup that ended Kevin Rudd’s prime ministership to the Canberra firestorm, which was recognised with a Walkley Award.
She has also worked in South Africa as the inaugural winner of the Independent Newspapers Fellowship for Australia and travelled to Germany as the winner of the German Prize for Journalism.
After a long career in newspapers, Cronin joined the digital revolution and is interested in pushing the boundaries of storytelling and innovative ways to build online communities.
In 2019, she was named one of inaugural Columbia Journalism School-Google News Initiative fellows for the Asia Pacific.
She has been a Women in Media Queensland committee member since its inception in 2014 and serves on the board of Women in Media Australia.