Highlands lass now on the Downs
YOU may have already been stalked by this lassie at various public meetings or struggled to understand the over-pronounced “rrrs”, but reporter Jenna Cairney has left behind her days at the weekly Southern Free Times for the hustle and bustle of the Daily News.
Originally hailing from Scotland, Ms Cairney – who has replaced recently-departed journo Julian Luke – studied the unlikely combination of journalism and Italian in the city of Glasgow.
She saw out her cadetship with Dundee publishers, DC Thomson, and soon became addicted to the pressure of daily deadlines and the fast pace of the newsroom.
Ms Cairney followed her family to Australia and initially as a backpacker spent four months picking and packing apples in the Granite Belt before returning to her chosen profession as a scribe.
A self-confessed nerd, she has a penchant for observing the Southern Downs political shenanigans and can be found skulking around the council chambers sniffing out a story.
If she looks a bit bleary-eyed these days it's due to her obsession with the World Cup, and even though Scotland didn't make it and the Aussies went home early, she still has a spring in her step this week after the mighty Germans took out the Auld Enemy (England).
Even though she's only been in the Rose City for about eight months, she said she's already right at home.
“I found Warwick to be really friendly and have enjoyed becoming part of the community,” she said.
“I'm really looking forward to life at the Daily News and learning from a team of highly-experienced journos.”
Got a story for Jenna? Give her a call on 46601317.