Thursday, June 27, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Meet Whitsunday Life’s Newest Cadet Journalist Ruth Puddefoot

Originally from England, Ruth came to Australia to restart her journalism career and was thrilled with the opportunity to pursue her passion in one of the most beautiful locations in the country.

Ruth brings a whole lot of experience to the team; she studied a Social Research Masters at University and an Undergrad in Politics, then covered the UK General election for Sky News in London.

Having fallen in love with the fast-paced nature of the newsroom, Ruth said it was a lot of fun to be back in a deadline driven environment.

“It’s similar to here but slightly different because Sky News was more TV based but I am definitely enjoying writing for a newspaper,” she expressed.

In her spare time Ruth loves to scuba dive and she is looking forward to experiencing new adventures during her time in the Whitsundays, especially while out on the water.

Before her position at Mackay and Whitsunday Life, Ruth worked in Sydney for MG Motors as an office manager.

She has only been in the Whitsundays for two weeks but is already meeting members of the community and loves writing full-time.

“I’ve landed a job that I really wanted and I’m really happy with that,” Ruth added.

The team at Mackay and Whitsunday Life are happy to have Ruth on board too and would like to warmly welcome her as part of the team. If you see her out and about, we hope you do the same!

Ruth Puddefoot Mackay and Whitsunday Life new Cadet Journalist, Photo credit: Norina Jane

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