Ita is a truly exceptional Australian: a legendary media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author, committed community and welfare contributor and the former 2013 Australian of the Year.
She has twice been voted Australia’s most admired woman and has a long and distinguished career in the Australian media. She was the founding editor of Cleo, the youngest ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily & Sunday Telegraphs, and the first woman director of News Ltd Australia. Ita currently co-hosts the very popular Studio 10 on Network TEN.
Ita is presenting as part of the Festival’s An Evening With: Women in Media.