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Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington
In November 2006, Caroline Overington was awarded the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalism for her series of more than 100 articles uncovering the AWB Iraqi kickbacks scandal.

She was Fairfax newspaper's New York correspondent when rumours of the AWB scandal first began circulating through the United Nations. With great tenacity, and in the face of accusations of ratbag journalism, she clung to the story until the truth was finally revealed. A former sports writer, Caroline won the Prime Ministerial Women and Sport Award for journalism in 1996.

Along with Malcolm Knox, she won the 2004 Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism for their Sydney Morning Herald report, the Norma Khouri Investigation. She currently writes for The Australian and is the author of Only in New York. Caroline lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.

Caroline Overington will be appearing:

Investigative journalists Hedley Thomas and Caroline Overington discuss their work