Marion Ives has reported for many of Australia’s most reputable metro television news bulletins for over a decade. She has covered major national and international stories, crossing live from the scene of political developments, disasters and important events for the ABC, SBS, Seven and Sky News. She’s also reported from behind the camera, working as a video journalist for Fairfax Media.

News reporting requires quick-thought and the ability to assess a rapidly changing situation and remain focussed. It also requires confidence to ask meaningful questions of high-profile people in intimidating environments.

Being able to think, question and communicate effectively aren't just required in news reporting. Knowing how to explain yourself and grab the attention of others will give you a head start in all aspects of life, from high school essay-writing to job interviews and in the wider community.

Marion prides herself on telling a story clearly, succinctly and with punch. Those skills started as a young child, when Marion won school debating competitions, public speaking contests and topped NSW in Trinity College London’s Speech and Drama Performance Certificate. At university she majored in the study of Linguistics, gaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Asian Studies) at UNSW. Her journalism skills were honed during a Graduate Certificate in Journalism at UTS and a Diploma at Macleay College.

She now is able to pass that knowledge to others, by teaching her techniques in a fun and interactive way.