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Fraser Williams has been named the winner of the 2021 WIN News Scholarship. Fraser’s win was announced in Sydney tonight alongside all the winners in the Walkley Foundation’s 2022 Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism.

Comprising a 12-week, full-time program, this exceptional opportunity gives aspiring journalists the framework and fundamentals for a career in media.

Fraser Williams is in his final year at Curtin University, studying a communications degree majoring in journalism and corporate screen production. Born and raised in Perth, Fraser has completed internships and volunteered to write for many different outlets. This developed his passion for connecting with people and telling their stories. Fraser hopes to work full time in the broadcast industry in the future. 

“From farmers doing it tough to the spiralling mental health crisis, Fraser had an immediate and thorough understanding of issues affecting regional communities,” WIN News National News Director Stella Lauri said. 

“Fraser spoke from the heart during the final interview, saying reporting in regional areas has the ability to make significant change to not only a community, but to a state and indeed the nation. WIN News congratulates Fraser and is looking forward to him joining our ranks.”

As part of his scholarship Fraser will complete a minimum six-week period based at WIN News in Wollongong, with an option to complete the remaining six-week period at one of the following WIN regional news centres.

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Hobart
  • Albury

Fraser will gain hands-on experience by accompanying journalists and camera operators out in the field. Under the guidance of the News Director, he will have the opportunity to source, write and voice reports, which will be broadcast in the 5.30pm WIN News bulletins. Fraser also receives a stipend of $10,000.


For more information, please contact:

Vicki Tiegs

WIN News Publicity

Waples Marketing Group

P: 0419 294 494


James Gorman

Communications Manager

The Walkley Foundation

P: +61 414 990 480 




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