Probing into tragedies requires a unique combination of sensitivity and invasiveness. Kate McClymont is a five-time Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist for Sydney Morning Herald. Duncan McNab is a former policeman whose book Getting Away With Murder exposes a spate of unsolved deaths of gay men, and criminal barrister Bill Hosking’s Justice Denied tells the true story behind famous criminal cases. They talk to Candice Fox about how they’ve navigated the realities of being an outsider looking in on tragedy.
Kate McClymont (Australian)
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a seven-time winner of journalism's most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley for her coverage of the Bulldogs salary cap rorts. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. In 2017, she was inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for her contribution to the industry. Her latest book, Dead Man Walking, tells the complete story of the lives and shoddy business deals of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich. It was Kate in whom millionaire businessman Michael McGurk confided that he feared for his life, just one week before he was fatally gunned down outside his Sydney home.