Life lessons learned from 30 years at the media frontline
With Leigh Sales AM
Leigh Sales, as one of Australia’s most loved and respected journalists, will talk about what she’s learned regarding human nature, life and leadership in her thirty years at the frontline of journalism. From ordinary people in extraordinary situations to the world famous celebrities Leigh has met, her reflections on resilience, self-doubt and transformation will spellbind and entertain any audience.
Leigh Sales is a multi-award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and for twelve years, anchored the network’s prime time current affairs program 7.30.
She has been the face of the ABC’s major events coverage, including federal election and budget nights. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities from Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Leigh has held numerous roles at the ABC, including as Washington Correspondent, and is a three-time winner of Australia’s highest journalist prize, the Walkley Award.
She’s the author of four books, including the national bestseller Any Ordinary Day and most recently Well, Hello.
Leigh also co-hosts a wildly popular podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3. It attracts hundreds of thousands of downloads monthly and has an associated Facebook group with almost 40,000 members.
In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to Journalism. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations and was awarded Deakin University’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Leigh will return to our screens in 2023 as presenter of ABC’s popular Australian Story. She will be only the second presenter in 26 years to host the program following in the footsteps of the late Caroline Jones.