Executive Producer, ABC’s TV Series Back Roads – Macedon Ranges VIC
In this episode, we welcome Brigid Donovan – she is the Executive Producer for one of ABC TV’s most popular programmes, Back Roads, which showcases regional Australia. She founded the programme five years ago after working as a producer for ‘Australian Story’ for almost 20 years.
Brigid Donovan is the Executive Producer for one of ABC TV’s most popular programmes, Back Roads, which showcases regional Australia.
She founded the programme five years ago after working as a producer for ‘Australian Story’ for almost 20 years.
During her time on ‘Australian Story’ she won a Logie Award for a story on Belinda Emmet, who died from breast cancer. She has also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award and was a Walkley Award finalist.
She started her career in journalism as a copy girl on the ‘Sun News-Pictorial’ in 1988. During her six years as a newspaper reporter she worked in Parliament House, Canberra, as well as state politics, industrial and police rounds and court reporting.
For the past eight years she has lived in the Macedon Ranges, about an hour out of Melbourne with her husband, two teenage kids, horses and dogs.
Brigid’s top well-being tips:
- Make your home your sanctuary. Physically and mentally surround yourself with things that make you feel good. It doesn’t have to be anything flash, just make yourself feel comfortable.
- Exercise regularly. It can really effect your mental health. “Anything is better than nothing”.
- Connect with people. Counsellors, best friends, old friends, groups of people to talk with and get together who know you.
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