Dateline's Managing Editor Meggie Palmer has worked internationally as a reporter, producer and director.
While based in London, she was a broadcast journalist for BBC World News, CNBC and Channel 7 Australia, covering news across Europe including the canonisation of Mary MacKillop and the London student riots.
Meggie's also spent time working in Africa directing and producing a travel adventure show for Discovery Channel and co-directing a reality television show filmed in Zimbabwe for Animal Planet.
She began her journalism career at Network Ten working in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne newsrooms as well as a stint in the Canberra Press Gallery as a political journalist. She was awarded Queensland Young Journalist of the Year in 2008 and was a senior journalist for Channel Ten's current affairs show 6:30 With George Negus, covering the Christchurch Earthquake and Queensland floods.
As a reporter and producer for SBS Insight, Meggie produced programs on topics including Electroshock Therapy and Transgender Children. Her program Young Mob, a documentary from the perspective of six aboriginal teenagers living in Alice Springs, won a Walkley Award. Her investigation into families who relinquish care of their high care needs children won a Yooralla Media Award.
She has a double degree in Journalism (Honours) and Business from the Queensland University of Technology.