Nance Haxton has proven her excellent reporting track record over more than 20 years. She’s a two-time winner of Australian journalism's most prestigious honour - the Walkley Award, a dual winner of the Clarion Award for excellence in Queensland journalism, and has won a silver and two bronze trophies from the New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs awards.
She has a passion for justice, and sees her main motivation for working in journalism as giving those who do not normally have access to the media a voice.
Nance graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2001 with a Masters in Journalism after completing her research thesis on “The Death of Investigative Journalism.”
After a year in the Sydney ABC Radio Newsroom, Nance became the South Australian correspondent for ABC Radio Current Affairs, reporting to AM, PM and The World Today. For six years until the end of 2017 Nance continued to report for these programs from Brisbane.
Nance Haxton is also a qualified speech and drama teacher, university lecturer, adept speaker, MC, and moderator. She sees her greatest journalistic skill as empathy – which she learned from her intellectually disabled older brother Ashley. She would like to thank him for inspiring her daily to do all that you can with the skills that you have.