There’s been an interesting appointment at The Courier-Mail, with editor Lachlan Heywood convincing veteran journo Tony Koch out of retirement to work part time for the paper out of Brisbane. Koch retired in 2011 at the age of 60, with his most recent role as The Australian‘s Queensland chief reporter. He’s won five Walkleys and has covered issues like the 2004 death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee on Palm Island. It is understood Koch will be chasing up news stories as well as having a mentoring role with the very young newsroom in the paper. Our tipster says: “Politicians won’t be happy to hear the big bloke is back on the trail. But it is great news for journalism and a fine coup for the new editor.”
Tony Koch back in the game at Courier Mail
The five time Walkley Award winner at The Australian has been coaxed out of retirement by editor Lachlan Heywood.