Louise FitzRoy is the inspiration behind FitzRoy Media. She has eight years experience in the media including as a television reporter for WIN Television and as a news, sports and rural journalist and presenter for Australia’s national broadcaster, ABC Radio.
The highlight of her career (to-date) was establishing and hosting the ABC Kinglake Ranges radio station in Victoria. This was and still is a unique community radio station set up after Black Saturday (with ABC funding) in an effort to provide a voice to those living in bushfire-affected regions to share their stories of tragedy and trauma, as well as assisting in directing those affected to appropriate counselling and rehabilitation programs.
This role culminated with Louise receiving a Walkley Award.
Louise has a Bachelor of Sports Media and a Diploma in Languages specialising in Japanese from the University of Canberra. She is fluent in both Japanese and Spanish.
Louise is also a qualified yoga teacher.
Louise writes for more than 10 national publications, including ‘delicious.’ magazine, ‘The Herald Sun’, ‘The Age’, ‘The Age Cheap Eats’, ‘Australian Natural Health’, ‘Gourmet Traveller’, ‘SCOOP’ magazine and ‘Women’s Health & Fitness’.
Her work has also featured in inflight publications including ‘Jetstar Magazine’ and Malaysian Airlines’ ‘Going Places’ magazine, with the release of her book ‘From Paddock to Plate’.
Photography is another of Louise’s talents, using all her own images in the majority of her work, including her ‘Cold Esky Challenge’ radio series on the ABC Rural website.
Not only did Louise play a prominent and crucial role in relaying vital information to bushfire victims in 2009, she also took on a field reporting and presenting role during ABC Radio’s flood coverage in Queensland and Victoria. She filed packages and presented Q&A’s on state-wide and national ABC radio programs.
There is no doubt Louise has spread herself far and wide during her career. She has travelled throughout Australia as a radio journalist being based in nine different locations including Tamworth (NSW), Muswellbrook (NSW), Alice Springs (NT), Port Lincoln (SA), Bunbury (WA), Esperance (WA), Sale (Vic), Melbourne and Perth.
Louise has been a news journalist for ABC News and ABC Sport, presented the Victorian and WA Country Hour programs, Executive Producer of ABC Rural WA as well as produced the Saturday Mornings program for 774 ABC Melbourne, just to name a few of her roles within radio.