Judith Whelan

Judith Whelan has been appointed as Editorial Director of the ABC, starting from February 2023.

She replaces Craig McMurtrie, who recently announced his retirement. 

In her previous role as Head of Specialist Content, Judith managed the ABC’s coverage across all media. 

Judith was formerly the editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as its news director and the editor of its weekend edition, following more than seven years as the editor of Good Weekend

Judith’s career in journalism also includes experience as a Walkley-nominated news and feature writer, senior editor and a foreign correspondent in both the Pacific and Europe.