Walkley-winning reporter Erin Edwards has been named executive editor of 10 news first Queensland to replace Holly Green who recently stepped down after nearly 7 years in the role.
Edwards has been a senior reporter at Seven for the past 23 years with roles in Mackay, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and her hometown of Brisbane before joining 10 news first Queensland. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Queensland and during his tenure at Seven, won a Walkley Award for Television News Reporting for his story on the Lockyer Valley flood.
Martin White, Head of Broadcast News, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to welcome Erin to the network. As editorial leader of the newsroom, Erin will set the agenda for quality local and national content for the state. I look forward to seeing her exceptional eye for news, her exemplary storytelling skills and professionalism shaping the Queensland bulletin.”
Erin Edwards said: “I want to share more stories Queenslanders want to see. We will always deliver breaking news and will not shy away from difficult stories. But we will also highlight Queensland’s quiet successes, community leaders and inspirers who have stories that make us proud, uplift us and unite us across the state.
“I am also excited to take this next step in my career with 10 News First. I’ve admired their grit and courage for decades and am thrilled to be partnered with expert local journalists and a top-notch production team.
“But working alongside Sandra Sully, one of Queensland and Australia’s most iconic and talented news anchors, is also an incredible career highlight. To say I’m excited about this opportunity is an understatement,” said Erin.