Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award winning journalist with a career that has spanned radio, television and print. She has covered politics, national security, terrorism, environment and refugee issues as well as serving as a foreign correspondent in Washington DC for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She also worked as Deputy Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as Executive Producer of the ABC’s Four Corners. Until recently she was a senior reporter on Four Corners.
She is currently working on a book about Australia’s climate change policies. As environment editor for the Sydney Morning Herald Marian reported on the rapid melt of Arctic sea ice for a joint ABC Four Corners-Sydney Morning Herald production which won a Walkley Award for journalism as well as the Australian Museum's Eureka prize for environmental journalism.
In 2016 she worked with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) for Four Corners’ coverage of the Panama Papers and shared in the ICIJ’s Pulitzer Prize for that project. She has written several books including the political biography, The Fixer, on one of Australia’s most controversial Labor figures, Graham Richardson, and Dark Victory, on Australia’s response to asylum seekers which she co-authored with David Marr.