Madonna King

Journalist, Author, Commentator, Speaker & MC

Madonna King is an award-winning journalist and the voice of current affairs in Queensland. She is also a respected commentator and the author of biographies on community leaders that include Joe Hockey and Ian Frazer.

Madonna is in demand as an MC and compere for an enormously diverse range of events, from medical conferences and legal hypotheticals to community summits and charity events. A gifted speaker, she is regularly asked to address audiences on issues that range from the future of the media, and the current political climate to the state of popular opinion in Australia and life as a busy working mum.

Madonna writes for the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend magazine, and her weekly column, That Thinking Feeling, appears on Brisbane Times each Thursday. Previously, she wrote a popular Saturday column for Brisbane’s The Courier-Mail, madonna and girl.

She has regularly appeared on breakfast television, as well as having spent many years in the Canberra press gallery reporting and interpreting politics.

A fellow of the prestigious World Press Institute, Madonna has served as a visiting fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, and on the Walkley Advisory Board for Journalism. She has completed a Diploma in Company Directorships, through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is on three not-for-profit boards.

With over 20 years’ experience across newspapers, radio and television, Madonna is a sought-after facilitator, Master of Ceremonies and speaker. Thinking on her feet in an interview with the prime minister, calming the anger of a talkback caller or interviewing leading CEOs are skills she has used to advantage in traveling around Australia moderating hypotheticals or facilitating conferences on topics as varied as leadership, education, politics, business, resources, the law, tourism and the environment.

Long experience in the media and politics allows Madonna to provide a fascinating yet entertaining keynote about what goes on behind-the-scenes in politics and the decision-making process.

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