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.
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 and Saturday Extra on Radio National. She received the award of Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003.
Doogue was married to Tim Blue, then to ABC executive Ian Carroll, who died from pancreatic cancer on 19 August 2011. 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.
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