My name is Monica Ireland and I am a producer at Nine News in Sydney. I currently work across the Today Show, network daytime news and 6pm Sydney news as well as the 2GB radio news. I previously worked as a local news producer for Nine News in Melbourne.
Before starting at Nine, I studied at RMIT University in Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism). While studying, I was nominated as a top ten finalist for the prestigious Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship, open to every final year journalism student in the country.
In 2016, I worked briefly at TCN 9 in Sydney to help with the coverage of the Rio Olympic Games. I also completed an internship at ABC 774 in Melbourne, where I learned the skills required to be a radio producer, including audio editing, writing briefing notes, finding stories, sourcing talent, posting on social media, answering talkback calls and conducting vox pops.
I have also acquired international newsroom experience, having completed a one-month internship at The Japan Times newspaper in Tokyo. In addition, I studied one semester at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, achieving straight A grades, including 99.8% in my multimedia journalism subject.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org