Speakers

Journalist and Satirist Libbi Gorr

Libbi Gorr is a journalist with a wicked eye for satire. She is a member of the ABC Radio Melbourne Broadcast team, files the occasional story for ABCTV’s 7.30 and works in the private sector in content strategy and events.

Having burst on to the scene in the Hawke-Keating 1990s, Gorr irrevocably carved her name out on the desk of Australia in her 20s with the satiric nom de plume Elle McFeast. Elle made Gorr an “It girl” of the 1990s here in Australia and winning wide acclaim overseas. Along with her award-winning specials, Gorr was the first (and last) Australian woman to host her own live tonight shows in Australia with Live and Sweaty ( 1993, 1994) McFeast (1995, 1996) and McFeast Live (1998).

Now, 30 years on, she maintains her edge but has grown up alongside her audience to reflect their lives, challenges and aspirations.

As an interviewer, Gorr is bold and sensitive, thought-provoking and irreverent. As a program maker, she is innovative and surprising. Gorr’s interests are broad, spanning politics, sport, gender issues, film and television, body image and self-esteem.

Gorr is acknowledged in The Who’s Who of Australian Women and has been the subject of Archibald Prize Finalist Portraits, in both painting and photography. Her television documentaries have sold around the world and been awarded by the New York Festival of Television. She currently sits on the inaugural Advisory Group for the AFLW for the AFL.

Gorr holds law arts degree from the University of Melbourne, and is a passionate believer in authentic relationships, further education and the importance of guilty pleasures.

Libbi Gorr will speak at the 2018 Women in Media National Conference.

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