Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Television/Video Journalism

Elise Worthington (@elisereports ) is the ABC’s 2015 Andrew Olle Scholar and currently works for the National Reporting Team in Sydney. Elise began her career working as a Video Journalist in the tiny tuna town of Port Lincoln, while completing a Bachelor of Journalism at UQ. She returned home to work for the ABC in Brisbane and the Seven Network across Queensland. In 2013 Elise won an ABC news Cadetship and the Clarion New Journalist of the Year award. In 2014 Elise was a finalist in the Young Walkley Awards and won two Clarion Awards in the Health and TV Current Affairs categories.

Judges’ comments:

“Elise applied an analytical approach to a deeply personal story to produce a confronting piece of journalism.  Her video diary, filmed over several months, employed a range of innovative filming techniques to offer a raw insight into the agonising choices that come with hereditary cancer. She managed to balance the emotion of the story with evidence based information, which ultimately encouraged hundreds of Australian women to investigate their own family history.”