Our Scottish lass heads sooth

Daily News chief of staff Jenna Cairney is off to Grafton.
Daily News chief of staff Jenna Cairney is off to Grafton.

THE familiar Scottish brogue will no longer be heard by readers who call the Daily News, as popular chief-of-staff Jenna Cairney heads off on her next assignment.

Ms Cairney is poised to take on the role of editor of the Grafton Daily Examiner and, while she's champing at the bit, she's also sad to be leaving the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.

The nomadic journalist - who began her career in Scotland - has lived and worked in the United States and turned up at Stanthorpe four years ago to pick apples.

She then went on to work as a reporter for the Southern Free Times, later making the switch to the Daily News.

Ms Cairney said the things she would miss the most about Warwick would be the people, the sense of community and the climate.

"The Daily News office has also been the best place in the world to work and I will really miss the team," she said.

"Grafton is basically a slightly larger version of Warwick, so I feel I'm going to really fit in down there."

She said her most memorable stories while at the Daily included covering last year's council budget, which involved gathering the best brains in town to see how they would cut costs.

"I've really loved covering council - as well as riling them up a bit at times - with one of the big stories there the cost of studies on the Emu Swamp Dam at Stanthorpe," she said.

"I also enjoyed running our recent candidate forums."

Ms Cairney will be replaced as chief of staff by reporter Shannon Newley, and deputy editor Jeremy Sollars will move into the editor role.

Topics:  grafton daily examiner, jenna cairney



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