Emma Macdonald - Specialist Consultant

Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald is a multi-award winning journalist, who has worked on the front line of journalism for 25 years. More than half were spent in the Parliament House Press Gallery, where Emma was The Canberra Times’ Bureau Chief.

Emma has been a regular commentator on politics across television and radio. She has won critical acclaim for her work, receiving two Walkley Awards (1993 and 2003) and an ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2016.

She is the Convenor of Women in Media Canberra and regularly presents live National Press Club addresses.

Emma is able to provide clients with a wide range of media services. This includes advice on proactive and targeted media campaigns, helping train staff and CEOs on engagement and performance across television, radio and print media, and drafting press releases for maximum impact.

She can also help with media strategy and crisis management using her experience of the Press Gallery and media contacts.  An experienced public speaker, Emma can assist in keynote address preparation and delivery.