Journalist / Senior Consultant
Marguerite McKinnon has more than 18 years experience as a journalist with some of Australia’s leading media outlets including television, radio and print.
In recent years she has worked internationally and across Australia as a specialist senior reporter for Channel 7, Australian correspondent for Channel News Asia and as a columnist for award-winning national business magazine NETT Magazine. Marguerite also has extensive experience in covering Federal and State politics for several television and radio networks.
Marguerite has carved a reputation as a fair, honest and thorough professional.
From interviewing politicians, entertainers or giving locals a voice, Marguerite’s hallmark is accuracy, fairness and engaging the public with information they need to know. She has covered everything from breakfast commercial radio through to morning and evening television, news, current affairs and print.
Describing Marguerite, Father Chris Riley from Youth Off The Streets said, “I have dealt with media extensively over the past 20 years and find Marguerite to be very professional, competent and balanced in her approach. I have worked with some journalists who tried to use me for their own agenda, Marguerite is not one of these and I hold her in the highest regard and admire her integrity.”
Marguerite was the health reporter for Channel 7 when Elizabeth and Catharina, of HVPR, were public affairs managers at the Royal Hospital for Women and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Elizabeth and Catharina developed the utmost respect for Marguerite as a journalist who they could count on to be sensitive when interviewing patients and their families while being balanced and accurate in her reporting on the health system.
HVPR is proud to have Marguerite on board as a trusted professional for their clients. Her superior communication skills, understanding of newsworthiness and the media have ensured a seamless transition for her into public relations. Marguerite’s inside knowledge of the current Australian media environment and her extensive media networks mean HVPR clients can be guaranteed the right advice for their public relations needs.