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An award-winning journalist in AFL media
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Damian Barrett is an award-winning journalist widely acknowledged as being the best news breaker in AFL media. He is an accomplished and highly sought after MC and guest panellist.
Damian’s career as a sports journalist and broadcaster spans 30 years, from senior reporting and commentary roles at News Limited newspapers around the country, mainly Melbourne’s Herald Sun, to being part of Channel Nine’s The Footy Show programs for the past 10 years.
He has also been a key member of Triple M radio’s AFL broadcasts for the past 14 years, a columnist and TV program host on AFL Media as well as host of Crocmedia program Trade Radio. He co-hosts The Sounding Board podcast with Craig Hutchison.
At the completion of the 2018 AFL season, Barrett announced he would be joining AFL Media in a broader capacity, providing news and opinion based columns for AFL.com.au, and hosting programs such as Access All Areas and many other digital ventures.
Barrett’s talent and success is undeniable, further supported by the many journalistic awards he has received during his career. Barrett has twice won the Alf Brown Trophy, the most prestigious award in Australian football media, as well as a Quill award and has been a Walkley finalist on multiple occasions.