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Meet our editorial team

Melanie Reid

INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR

Bernard Hickey

NEWSROOM PRO EDITOR

Farah Hancock

REPORTER

Rod Oram

Columinst

Tim Murphy

co-founder and co-editor

Nikki Mandow

BUSINESS EDITOR

Mark Jennings

co-founder and co-editor

Suzanne McFadden

LOCKERROOM EDITOR

Sam Sachdeva

POLITICAL EDITOR

Steve Braunias

READINGROOM EDITOR

Sharon BrettKelly

the detail co-host

Marc Daalder

POLITICAL REPORTER

Alexia Russell

PRODUCER, THE DETAIL

David Williams

SOUTH ISLAND CORRESPONDENT

Ashley Stanley

SPORTS REPORTER

Emile Donovan

the detail co-host

Cassandra Mason

NEWS DIRECTOR

Dileepa Fonseka

POLITICAL REPORTER

Lynn Grieveson

NEWSROOM PRO SUBEDITOR, PHOTOGRAPHER

James Elliot

LEGAL COUNSEL & CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Steve Deane

SPORTS EDITOR

Jessie Chiang

Associate producer, The Detail

Paul Enticott

VIDEO PRODUCER

Karen Duggan

CONTENT PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Vanita Prasad

READER REVENUE AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

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Awards

2020 Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence

New Zealand Journalist of the Year Award

Nikki Mandow – ‘Bad Things Happen’

Marketing Magazine Media Hot List 2019

Hottest Publisher

Hottest Editors

(People’s Choice),

Mark Jennings & Tim Murphy

2019 Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence

Young Business Journalist of the Year

Thomas Coughlan - ‘The massive conflict of interest in vehicle imports into New Zealand’

New Zealand Journalist of the Year Award

Rod Oram - ‘How Fonterra hit the wall in China’

Voyager Media Awards 2019

Reporting (general) winner

Melanie Reid

Science and Technology Award

Eloise Gibson

Features - Crime writing and/or social issues

Teuila Fuatai

Voyager Media Awards 2018

Website of the Year

(joint) winner

Melanie Reid

Eloise Gibson

Best (single) news story

Melanie Reid - ‘Police and the payout’

Reporting (general) winner

Melanie Reid

Huawei Mate30 Pro NZ TV Awards 2019

Best Current Affairs Programme

Newsroom Investigates

Huawei Mate30 Pro NZ TV Awards 2017

Best Current Affairs Programme

‘The Politician, The Police and The Payout’