Isobel Roe

Isobel Roe

BJourn
At St Margaret’s 1999-2008

Isobel is one of the youngest reporters for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship radio news and current affairs programs, “AM”, “PM” and “The World Today”. She has been at the ABC for most of her career, starting in radio and television reporting in the ABC’s regional Queensland bureaus, before moving to a television reporting role in Brisbane and then to radio current affairs in Sydney, where she now lives. She sources, investigates, writes and presents her own stories daily for these programs. After graduating from St Margaret’s in 2008, she completed a Bachelor of Journalism (Distinction) at the Queensland University of Technology, including a six month exchange at the University of Leeds in the UK. Her career has led her to relocate to five different cities in seven years and win a Queensland Journalism (Clarion) award for Best Radio News story in 2016. Isobel was the third generation in her family to attend St Margaret’s. She split her time between the pool and the Sister Helen Music Room, captaining both Waterpolo and Orchestra in Year 12. St Margaret’s taught her loyalty, commitment, hard work and the value of strong female mentors. She has been fortunate to have several women in media advocate for her, and enjoys mentoring current journalism students.