Leigh Sales
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Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is an award-winning journalist and author.She anchors 7.30 on ABC television. From 2006 to 2008, she was the network's National Security Correspondent and from 2001 to 2005, Washington Correspondent, covering the momentous years after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Leigh won a Walkley award in 2005 for her coverage of issues surrounding Guantanamo Bay and was also nominated for her on-the-ground reporting of Hurricane Katrina.Her first book, Detainee 002: the Case of David Hicks , was published in 2007 to widespread critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Prize and won the 2007 George Munster Award for Independent Journalism. Her second book, On Doubt , was published in 2009 as part of Melbourne University Publishing's 'Little Book on Big Themes' series, which features leading Australian writers including Germaine Greer, David Malouf and Don Watson.Leigh's writing has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Monthly. She writes a fortnightly blog for the ABC called 'Well-readhead'. Before joining the ABC, Leigh worked for the Nine Network. She has degrees in international relations and journalism.

Books by Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales Articles

Enduring The Unthinkable: Read an extract from Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

News

24 October 2018

Enduring The Unthinkable: Read an extract from Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

    Facing The Unimaginable: Review of Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

    News

    23 October 2018

    Facing The Unimaginable: Review of Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

      Podcast: The Day My Life Changed with Leigh Sales

      Podcast

      9 October 2018

      Podcast: The Day My Life Changed with Leigh Sales