Michelle GRATTAN

Born: 30 June 1944

Special Achievements:

1988 - Received the Graham Perkin Award as Australian Journalist of the Year.

1993-1995 - First woman editor of a major daily newspaper in Australia, The Canberra Times.

2001 - Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

January 2004 - Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for her long and distinguished service to Australian journalism.

2006 - Walkley Award (Senior Journalism Awards), Journalistic Leadership, The Age, ABC Radio National.

Additional Information:

1970-1993 - Worked for The Age.

1976 - The chief political correspondent for The Age.

1995-1996 - Returned to The Age as political editor.

1996-1999 - Columnist and senior writer for The Australian Financial Review.

1999-2002 - Chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald.

2002 - Returned to The Age as political columnist.

March 2004-2013 - Political editor and bureau chief for The Age.

2013 - Professorial fellow, the University of Canberra, as well as Associate Editor (Politics) and Chief Political Correspondent of The Conversation.