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Amber Schultz — Reporter

Amber Schultz


Amber previously worked for Nine News and The Age and created student comedy talk show The Struggle. She was a Young Walkley finalist, Jacoby-Walkley scholar, and won an Ossie Our Watch award. Amber holds a Masters in International Relations and Journalism and is fluent in Spanish.

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Image: AP/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Victoria's contact tracing fail, WHO boss's tears, Trump rally surge

The failures of Victorian officials' contact tracing, NSW on alert for its own surge, plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks to the media (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

NSW responds to Melbourne outbreak, Victorian flow-on effects, and does COVID-19 cause brain damage?

NSW confirms two cases in Albury, Victoria grapples with the flow-on effects of its surge in cases, plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

Geoffrey Rush (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Writing Geoffrey Rush: Trial by Media — and learning the balance of power

Whatever the circumstances of the Geoffrey Rush defamation trial, it's clear that one thing is stopping the momentum of the Me Too movement in Australia: power.

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro (Image: EPA/Joedson Alves)

Lockdowns are back, Bolsonaro tests positive, and where's that herd immunity?

As Melbourne prepares to go back into stage three restrictions, Victorian authorities confirm 134 new cases today. Plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

(Image: AAP/Daniel Pockett)

Don't stand so close to me

Good morning, early birds. Melbourne is going into lockdown for the next six weeks, potentially costing the Victorian economy $6 billion, and Australians have been advised to avoid travelling to China or risk arbitrary detention. It's the news you need to know, with Amber Schultz.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

States close borders to Victorians, records tumble in US, COVID in the air

States and territories are following NSW into closing borders to Victorians. plus more of the latest coronavirus news.

Geoffrey Rush (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

$10 million and a reputational disaster: the real cost of the Tele’s Rush fiasco

While the judge ruled News Corp pay Rush a record $2.9 million, the actual cost to the paper will be much, much higher.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Not Today, Pauline

Good morning, early birds. Pauline Hanson reportedly has no regrets about her tirade against housing commission residents and refugees, and an investigation has found that former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle acted in a "sexually inappropriate way", at a 2016 black-tie dinner. It's the news you need to know, with Amber Schultz.

Mathias Cormann (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The sad political epitaph of Mathias Cormann: here lies the man who knifed his PM in the back

Mathias Cormann once had an impeccable reputatation. But as he announces his retirement, he's instead remembered for turning on Malcolm Turnbull.

(Image: AAP/Daniel Pockett)

NSW borders close to Victorians, how COVID-19 discriminates, and Brits gone wild

The Victorian-NSW border will close in a fresh attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus more of the latest pandemic news.