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Buckfield, Lin

Occupation
Journalist, Producer and Television Journalist

Summary

Lin Buckfield ended a successful music career to join Channel 9 as a researcher in 1990. She worked on programs such as Street Stories and special projects. In 1994, Lin joined Channel 7 as a reporter for the satirical news program The Times. When the program folded she worked on the Peter Manning led Witness program fronted by Jana Wendt. In 2000 she joined the ABCs Four Corners as a producer. During her career she has covered breaking stories all over the world. Lin is a previous recipient of five Walkley Awards.

Details

Events

1990 -
Career in journalism active
2000
Walkley Award (All Media) - Coverage of Indigenous Affairs, 'Go to Jail', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (with Liz Jackson)
2000
Walkley Award (All Media) - Coverage of Sport, 'Fixing Cricket', Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (with Liz Jackson & Peter Cronau)
2005
Walkley Award (All Media) - International Journalism 'The Kilwa Incident', Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Sally Neighbour and Jo Puccini)
2006
Walkley Award (Gold Walkley) - 'Stoking the Fires', 4 Corners, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Liz Jackson and Peter Cronau)
2006
Walkley Award (All Media) - Coverage of the Asia-Pacific Region, 'Stoking the Fires', 4 Corners, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (with Liz Jackson)

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.walkleys.com/winners/database.html.

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