Greg Jericho

After completing his PhD in English Literature at James Cook University in 2005, Greg moved to Canberra in 2006 to work in the public service. He began pseudonymously writing a blog Grog’s Gamut in 2008, which came to national prominence during the 2010 election campaign when his criticism of the media coverage was debated across media organisations and caused a change in the ABC’s coverage. After the election he was outed as the writer of the blog by The Australian. In 2011 he left the public service to work as a researcher on the first series of The Chaser’s Hamster Wheel. He also wrote a book on blogging in Australian politics, The Rise of the Fifth Estate, which was published by Scribe in 2012. Greg currently writes on economics and politics for Guardian Australia, and in 2016 he won the Walkley Award for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.