Virginia Haussegger (born 21 March 1964) is an Australian journalist who has been the presenter of the 7pm ABC Canberra News since 2001.
Career in Journalism
She was previously a reporter and presenter of the ABC's "7:30 Report", and was a senior reporter at Channel Nine and the Seven Network on flagship current affairs programs. In addition to broadcast, she is a columnist and leading commentator on a range of social and gender issues and is published across various Australian media. She was awarded the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for her coverage of Indigenous Affairs in 1996.
She is the author of "Wonder Woman: The Myth of Having it All" which examines issues of feminism, fertility and female choice.
She is an Adjunct Professor at the ANZSOG Governance Institute at the University of Canberra.
She married fellow journalist, Political Editor for the Adelaide Advertiser, Mark Kenny on the 15th of October 2005; it is the second marriage for both partners.
- Official ABC bio page
- ABC News Future Forum http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-02/4366650 (accessed 14 May 2013)
- "Wonder Woman: The Myth of Having it All" at Google Books
- Chris Kimball. Virginia Goes to Kabul. ABC Stateline. http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/act/content/2006/s2573217.htm (last accessed 15 July 2009)
- ANZSOG Governance Institute http://www.governanceinstitute.edu.au/education-programs/introduction/603/virginia-haussegger (accessed 14 May 2013)
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