Victorian Press Club awards: Seb Costello wins a Quill

Triple M Hot Breakfast news reporter Seb Costello has won a Quill for the best radio news report at this year’s Victorian Press Club awards.

The report covered the “energy and excitement of the Rio Olympic stadium as Usain Bolt ran into the record books.”

Costello began his career in community radio, then moved to Taree as drive announcer on MaxFM. He also worked at 2QN Deniliquin, before making the move to Melbourne to work at 3AW, then at Triple M (see our profile report).

He will soon leave radio to take up a job as Channel Nine’s Europe correspondent.


The Best Radio Current Affairs did not go to a radio station, it went to The Age, for a podcast investigation by Richard Baker and Michael Bachelard titled Phoebe’s Fall.


The Melbourne Press Club is a forum where journalists and those in related industries can hear from the country’s most senior politicians, business leaders and other newsmakers, and liaise on issues like professional development and media freedom. Each year the Club hosts, the Quills and also presents the annual Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award. Full winners list here.

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