Geraldine Doogue

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Geraldine Doogue
Geraldine Doogue 2014.jpg
Geraldine Doogue
Born 1952
Occupation Journalist
Children 4
Website Geraldine Doogue
Presenter profile ABC

Geraldine Frances Doogue AO (born 1952) is an Australian journalist and radio and television host.


In 1985 she and Richard Morecroft co-hosted The National, the ABC's short-lived experiment with a nationwide hour-long nightly news service, combining news and current affairs, with Max Walsh and Richard Carleton as chief reporters.[1]

Doogue was the host of Radio National's Life Matters program for 11 years. She received a United Nations Media Peace Prize and two Penguin Awards for her role in ABC TV's coverage of the Gulf War. She has been the host of Compass on ABC TV since 1998[2] and Saturday Extra on Radio National. She received the award of Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Doogue worked at TEN-10 Sydney from 1988 to 1989 as co-presenter on Eyewitness News with Steve Liebmann.

Doogue was married to Tim Blue, then to ABC executive Ian Carroll, who died from pancreatic cancer on 19 August 2011.[4] She and Carroll had two children and two stepchildren. Her elder daughter with Tim Blue, Eliza Harvey, is also an ABC journalist based in Sydney and is married to Adam Harvey, a son of journalist Peter Harvey.[5][6]

Honours and awards[edit]


OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 9 June 2003, "For service to the community, particularly as a commentator for social change, and to the media through raising public awareness of issues involving ethics, values, religion and spirituality".[7]
  • 2 Penguin Awards for excellence in broadcasting
  • United Nations Media Peace Prize
  • Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting


  1. ^ Paul Connolly (2010-08-29). "Richard Morecroft". The Sun-Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  2. ^ About Compass
  3. ^ It's an Honour
  4. ^ ABC News (2011). ABC pioneer Ian Carroll dies. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  5. ^ Grimshaw in Perkin debut
  6. ^ Waltzing More Than Matilda. Retrieved 26 March 2015
  7. ^ "Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)". 

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