Louise has over nine years experience as a radio journalist, reporting from rural and remote areas all over Australia for ABC Rural. She has also broadcast for ABC News, ABC Sport and ABC Local Radio.

In 2009, Louise made history by becoming the first broadcaster to establish a remote radio station (ABC Kinglake Ranges), in the aftermath of Black Saturday in Victoria. With a radio transmitter sitting 15 metres high in a borrowed cherry picker, Louise provided a voice to those living in bushfire-affected regions to share their stories of tragedy and trauma, as well as assist in relief and rebuilding. This makeshift radio station has become a model for community recovery ever since. Louise won a Walkley Award for her efforts, which she dedicated to the courageous Kinglake community.

Louise also undertook a field reporting and presenting role during ABC Radio’s flood coverage in Queensland and Victoria in 2011.

Louise has a regular Feel Good Food guest segment on ABC Radio’s The Health Club.

Kinglake Radio in the aftermath of Black Saturday

On February 7, 2009, the worst bushfires in the nation’s history claimed 173 human lives, injured 5,000 people, destroyed 2,029 homes, killed countless animals and burnt more than 4,500 square kilometres of land. Grief, hope and relief – listen to an …
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Flood coverage in 2011

Listen to Louise as she presents an outside broadcast from Mundubbera, one of the most flood-affected rural communities in Queensland in Janurary 2011. She also presented the Victorian Country Hour on 774 ABC Melbourne and ABC Victoria from different locations …
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Louise wins Walkley Award

Louise FitzRoy is a 2009 Walkley Award winner “recognising excellence in Australian journalism“.