Award-winning journalist, author and commentator
Madonna King is an award-winning journalist, author and commentator. She has long been known as the voice of current affairs in Queensland, heading the top rating current affairs program on the ABC for six years, and winning several national ABC awards for her journalism.
Madonna’s fifth, and latest book, is a biography of federal treasurer Joe Hockey. Last year she authored the biography of Australian of the Year and inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine, Ian Frazer.
Madonna writes for the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine, and her weekly column, That Thinking Feeling, appears on Brisbane Times each Thursday. Previously, she wrote a popular Saturday column for Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail.
Madonna has regularly appeared on breakfast television, as well as having spent many years in the Canberra press gallery reporting and interpreting politics.
A fellow of the prestigious World Press Institute, Madonna has served as a visiting fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, and on the Walkley Advisory Board for Journalism. She has completed a Diploma in Company Directorships, through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on three not-for-profit boards.
Madonna in the media
Integrity 20’16 Appearances
TUES 25 OCT
EXTINGUISHING EXTREMISM WITH HUMOUR
WRITERS UNDER ARREST
Free speech and state censorship
WED 26 OCT