Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper
Karen Middleton is a Canberra-based journalist and author with 30 years' experience covering national and international affairs.
She is currently Chief Political Correspondent for Schwartz Media’s weekly national newspaper, The Saturday Paper. A former president of the federal parliamentary Press Gallery and a Churchill fellow, Karen spent a decade previously as SBS TV’s chief political correspondent, during which time she made three reporting trips to cover the Afghanistan War embedded with the Australian Defence Force. Alongside the newspaper role, she continues her broadcast work and is a regular panelist on ABC TV's lnsiders and The Drum and a political commentator on the Ten Network’s The Project. Karen is a correspondent for Radio New Zealand's Nine-to-Noon program, British radio Monocle 24 and Turkey’s international English-language TV news network TRT World. A regular across the ABC radio network, Karen has also contributed to the New York Times, BBC TV and radio, CNBC, Al Jazeera and Australian commercial radio. Karen is the author of two books - An Unwinnable War: Australia in Afghanistan, published in 2011 and a biography Albanese: Telling it Straight, published in 2016.