Kirstine Murray is that rare breed of media trainer who has both extensive media experience and impeccable training credentials.

She worked for almost a decade as a TV news reporter and producer with major networks, including Associated Press Television News and other broadcasters in the UK and the Nine Network and ABC TV in Australia, before becoming a Media Skills™ Trainer in 2003.

She is a founding member of The Media Skills™ Network and has delivered tailored individual, small- and large-group training across all levels of government, the corporate and not-for-profit sectors and industry associations. She specialises in training for technology companies.

Kirstine’s first journalism gig was a highly sought after job as an on-the-road regional television journalist in Queensland in 1990. She also served as chief of staff and bulletin producer with a regional network.

Among the events she covered were healthcare and agricultural issues, not to mention a bikie shoot-out and the story of how a local independent MP brought to an end the Goss Labor Government’s six-year reign in Queensland.

She then spent almost three years in London as a news producer for several UK broadcasters, including the world’s largest international television news agency, Associated Press Television News (APTN).

She wrote hundreds of television scripts and determined the pictures Australia and the world saw on events such as the vote for independence in East Timor and conflict in Kosovo and Chechnya.

Back in Australia, Kirstine worked for the Nine Network in Sydney on its Olympic coverage before moving to the ABC, where, among other things, she researched and presented stories on George Negus Tonight.

Kirstine also had a brief sojourn on the “other side of the fence”, playing a key role in establishing an innovative advertising-focused television production unit with Melbourne-based marketing communications consultancy The Buchanan Group.

Kirstine has a BA (Journalism) degree from the University of Southern Queensland and is a nationally recognised adult educator, with a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.