Erin Edwards named executive editor of 10 News First Queensland

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“I want to share more of the stories that Queenslanders want to see.”

Walkley award-winning journalist, Erin Edwards, is bringing more than two decades of experience and expertise to Network 10. Appointed as executive editor of 10 News First Queensland, Edwards will be tasked with spearheading the Queensland bulletin.

Edwards was a senior journalist at Seven for the past 23 years, working throughout the state with roles in Mackay, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and her hometown, Brisbane, before joining 10 News First Queensland.

Martin White, head of broadcast news, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Erin to the network. As the editorial leader of the newsroom, Erin will be setting the agenda for quality local and national content for the state. I look forward to seeing her exceptional eye for news, exemplary story-telling skills and professionalism shape the Queensland bulletin.”

Born and bred Queenslander, Edwards gained a Bachelor of Journalism at The University of Queensland and during her tenure at Seven, won a Walkley Award for Television News Reporting for her story on the Lockyer Valley Flood.

Edwards said she is looking forward to broadcasting stories with a strong community focus for 10 News First.

“I want to share more of the stories that Queenslanders want to see. We’ll always deliver the breaking news and won’t shy away from the hard stories. But we’ll also highlight the quiet achievers, the community leaders and inspirational Queenslanders who have the stories that make us proud, lift us up and unite us across the state.

“I’m also excited to take this next step in my career with 10 News First. I’ve admired their grit and guts for decades and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with experienced local journalists and a top-notch production team.

“But it’s also an incredible career highlight to be working alongside Sandra Sully, one of Queensland’s and Australia’s most iconic and talented news anchors. To say I’m excited for this opportunity is an understatement,” said Edwards.

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