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Marian Wilkinson

Marian Wilkinson, Australia, re-joined the the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s investigative TV program, Four Corners in March 2010. 

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, Melbourne’s The Age and the ABC TV's Four Corners program. She has also worked as Deputy Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as Executive Producer of Four Corners.

She has written several books including the political biography, The Fixer, on one of Australia’s most controversial senators, and Dark Victory, on Australia’s response to asylum seekers which she co-authored with David Marr.

Marian was also environment editor for the Sydney Morning Herald.

In 2008, she 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.

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