Wenlei Ma is an experienced TV and film critic, writer, broadcaster and commentator, working across digital, print, radio and TV. She has written for and appeared on prominent Australian media outlets including news.com.au, ABC, The Guardian Australia, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald. Wenlei is a weekly contributor on RN Breakfast, regularly appears on ABC TV's China Tonight and has hosted RN's pop culture program, Stop Everything. A Rotten Tomatoes-approved Top Critic, Wenlei has also been a panellist or moderator at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, the Sydney Writers Festival and the AACTA Screenfest.
Farid Farid is a Sydney-based news reporter with Australian Associated Press. He was previously a reporter with Agence France Presse in Cairo for several years. Prior to that, he freelanced throughout the Middle East where his work was published in several national outlets including Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, ABC, SBS as well as international ones such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Teen Vogue & GQ Middle East.
Kishor Napier-Raman writes the daily CBD column for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Previously he worked as a reporter for Crikey, where he most recently covered federal politics from the Canberra Press Gallery. He has degrees in arts and law from the University of Sydney.
Kamin Gock is an award-winning journalist with the ABC Sydney News team. Kamin joined the public broadcaster in 2021 after working as a television reporter at Nine News in Perth, Albury and Orange. He was Western Australian Young Journalist of the Year in 2020 and the recipient of the national Brian White Scholarship in 2018. He has also worked across several Sydney radio newsrooms. He was born and raised in Western Sydney and once upon a time (back when he was fit) dreamed of completing an Iron Man triathlon.
Flip works in content and audience development strategy for ABC News. She currently has a leading role in developing and implementing new technology for collaborative investigative journalism, which includes training teams across News and Investigations in best practices for this work. She’s the driving force behind a new ABC-wide database aimed at improving the diversity of contacts and case studies available for content makers across the ABC, and she’s been a key part of the ABC's 5050 Equality Project team, which aims to achieve gender equality in coverage and improve representation of Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, and other culturally diverse Australians. She has also developed new models for community outreach, taking deep dives into topics including domestic violence and CALD community engagement.
Mahnaz Angury is a journalist based in Sydney. She currently works at the ABC undertaking a number of roles including reporting and producing for television. Mahnaz is also an accredited Hazaragi interpreter. She’s been working for multiple organisations, mostly the Department of Home Affairs, for more than 6 years.
Kevin Nguyen is a digital forensics reporter with ABC News. He is the recipient of the Ian Carroll Scholarship for innovations and an MJ Bear Fellow for young leaders in digital journalism in the US. He started as a reporter and photographer in western Sydney before working abroad in New York, Washington D.C., Dublin, India and Hong Kong as an editorial consultant for publishers including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and Al Jazeera. In a previous life he was a researcher in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University.
Briana Blackett is a senior journalist with extensive global news experience. She was a founding member of Al Jazeera English, spending eight years in the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked in London for one of the world's biggest news agencies — Associated Press Television News (APTN) — covering global affairs and specialising in coverage of Asia and the Middle East. Briana has had blink-and-you-missed-it stints in Federal Politics in Australia and with Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. Briana is the mother of two children with disability and currently works with families in the autism community.
Mikele Syron is an inter-racial television journalist, presenter, and lifestyle columnist who launched her career in the digital journalism space with SBS and moved through the ranks to become one of their news reporters. After starting out in the news space, she began publishing lifestyle columns in 2021, covering a range of topics from dating, friendship, women’s issues, health, family, and body. With the success of her written works, she was taken on as a writer for Nine Honey where she published more than 10 opinion pieces and garnered a loyal following. Her opinion pieces have been published in Mamamia, Body + Soul Magazine, and news.com.au.
In late 2021, she decided to redirect her focus back to the news and current affairs space and recently, took up a position with Network 10.
Mikele has a keen interest in presenting, social justice issues, advocating for female equality and body positivity, and cultural diversity and has comprehensive experience reporting across the news, sports, and entertainment spaces.
She holds a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
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