Any Ordinary Day: Leigh Sales

The day after the worst day of your life

The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Leigh Sales talked intimately with people who’ve faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. How do ordinary people endure the unthinkable?

Leigh Sales in conversation with Cath Van Extel

Integrity 20’18 |
Length 1:00:19
Filmed 26 Oct 2018
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane

Leigh is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7:30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Harrison Ford, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julie Andrews. She has interviewed every living Australian prime minister and also anchors the ABC’s federal election coverage.

Leigh is the winner of two Walkley Awards, Australia’s highest journalism honour; the author of the books Detainee 002 and On Doubt; and the co-host of a popular podcast called Chat 10, Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb.

Leigh Sales

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Cathy is a reporter and producer for Radio National Breakfast based in Brisbane. She is a journalist with more than 20 years experience in radio reporting, presenting and documentary making. In 2001 she was awarded the Walkely Commendation for her ABC coverage of the September 11 terrorist attack. Cathy is a former Canberra Press Gallery journalist and presenter of Canberra Breakfast radio.

Cathy Van Extel

Reporter, producer, Radio National Breakfast, Read more