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Crisp, Lyndall

Editor, Journalist, Print Journalist and Television Journalist


Lyndall Crisp I did her cadetship on the Sydney Daily Mirror before spending nearly four years travelling overseas and working at odd jobs. When she returned to Australia, she worked for The Australian for six years, ending up in the London bureau. Eighteen months later she joined the Nine Network's Sunday program as a researcher/producer before joining The National Times as a feature writer. When it closed she moved to The Bulletin, first as a writer then editor. After nearly five years as editor (the first woman to be appointed to the role) she worked on Channel Seven's Witness program for a year before joining the Sun-Herald as assistant editor and then the Australian Financial Review as features editor then senior writer. She returned to News Limited in August to edit a new business magazine to be launched in October 2008, the deal.



c. 1960 -
Career in journalism active
Walkley Award (Print) - Best Feature - Either in a Newspaper or Magazine - Notable Mention - Nine Network

Sources used to compile this entry: Warren, Agnes, The Media Report: Women in the Media, ABC Radio National, 16 November 1995,;; Newspace: Executive Space, , [accessed 2008-10-13].

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