• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE2798

Light, Deborah

  • Occupation Editor, Journalist, Print journalist


Deborah Light has an illustrious career in print journalism. She is a former business, features and news editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, and was the first woman in Australia to head a major newspaper, in the form of the Australian Financial Review. She has also written for the Bulletin.


  • 1990 - 1990

    Best Feature, ‘The Secret Society which sank Australia’ – Highly Commended – The Sydney Morning Herald – Fairfax (with Colleen Ryan and Paul McGeogh)

    Walkley Award (Print)
  • 1980 - 1970

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