Fa­mil­iar face joins news­pa­pers’ team

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

DEB­O­RAH Friend has brought out her notepads and brushed up on her short­hand for a tem­po­rary stint at the Whit­sun­day Coast Guardian and Whit­sun­day Times.

Deb­o­rah, who has run her own com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany, Write­away Whit­sun­days, for the past eight years and is on the Whit­sun­day Writ­ers Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee, first worked at the Whit­sun­day

Times from 1991–1994. “I cut my teeth on jour­nal­ism at the Times,” she said.

The tal­ented writer then re­turned as re­lief ed­i­tor for two months in 2007.

Times and Guardian ed­i­tor Sharon Small­wood said she was happy to have Deb­o­rah on board from now un­til the Christ­mas / New Year pe­riod, when for­mer Guardian jour­nal­ist Matthew New­ton will be re­placed.

“It is great to be able to wel­come Deb­o­rah back to the APN fold and she has cer­tainly hit the ground run­ning this week,” she said.

Deb­o­rah said she was ex­cited to get back into the news­pa­per game for a while.

FA­MIL­IAR FACE: Jour­nal­ist Deb­o­rah Friend.

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