As heir apparent to his father’s global media empire, Lachlan Murdoch is one of the world’s most powerful people. Yet despite a life in the spotlight, Lachlan’s personality, politics and business acumen remain enigmatic.

Acclaimed investigative journalist Paddy Manning explores Lachlan’s upbringing, political beliefs and role as head of Fox Corporation in his latest book The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch. Currently completing his PhD on ‘A Century of News Corporation’, join Paddy for his insights into the good, the bad and the ugly of the global media, and America in the age of Trump and Biden.

Paddy Manning (Australian)

Paddy Manning

Paddy Manning is an investigative journalist and author of six books including The Successor: The High-Stakes Life of Lachlan Murdoch (Black Inc, 2022) and Body Count: How climate change is killing us (Simon & Schuster, 2020) which won the non-fiction prize in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, 2021. He has worked for The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Crikey, ABC and The Monthly where he is a contributing editor. He is completing a PhD at Macquarie University on "A Century of News Corporation."

Margot Saville (Australian)

Margot Saville

Margot Saville practised as a lawyer for one year before becoming a journalist in the late 1980s. She is a freelance writer who has worked at The Australian, ABC Television, the Nine Television Network and is currently published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey.