Danielle Post is a Chief of Staff in the Nine Newsroom, Australia’s number one news service. She is at the coal-face of the news you consume on Channel 9, from breakfast television to the flagship 6pm bulletin. When news breaks – it’s game on as she sends the chopper to a factory explosion, deploys crews to the latest shooting or assigns journalists to investigate the top stories of the day.
Danielle has worked on major local and international stories such as the Lindt Café siege, the shooting of police accountant Curtis Cheng, missing flight MH370, countless storms that have lashed Sydney and too many Rugby League scandals to count.
But don’t be fooled – the bread and butter of news comes in many forms. From the hundreds of daily emails to the umpteen phone tip-offs and schmoozing with contacts, newsgathering really is an inexact science - a fine art of sifting and sorting.
As part of Edelman Storylab at Vivid Ideas 2016, Danielle will take you through the decision making process of the well-oiled machine that is Nine News – revealing how an idea evolves into a story, on an issue which then becomes part of your world when you let Nine’s storytellers into your living room.