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Kat Donaghey

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Kat Donaghey is an experienced digital and print journalist, with a nose for news, a talent for writing and a heart for storytelling. Having worked in newsrooms right across the state - in reporting and leadership roles - she eventually settled on the Sunshine Coast more than a decade ago as The Sunday Mail and The Courier-Mail¹s local reporter. Together with Peter Hall in News Corp¹s Sunshine Coast Bureau, Kat delivered exclusive stories and championed the region for a state and national audience. Her passion for local storytelling compelled her to join forces with talented local photographer Megan Slade to publish their independent Backstory News Magazine in 2016 for which both were finalists in the Clarion Awards for Excellence in Journalism. In recent years, Kat has been working in the fast-paced world of digital journalism at a national level and is excited to be using these skills to inform and entertain our local community. In her spare time, Kat makes the most of the Sunshine Coast¹s natural beauty, enjoying her local Caloundra beaches and trail running for hours and hours through the Sunshine Coast hinterland.