Journalist and State Political Reporter
Sharnelle is an award-winning journalist and 7News Melbourne’s State Political Reporter. She has extensive media experience in radio and commercial broadcast news and events.
Skilled in storytelling, news writing, live reporting, interviewing and breaking news on location, Sharnelle’s career has seen her cover major events both in Australia and internationally.
Her news broadcast coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic extended to her Twitter feed with Who wants facts? It became a popular go-to for daily news summaries of the pandemic that combined need-to-know facts with sensitivity and humour and instantly attracted 50k+ twitter followers.
She covered several of the biggest court cases in Victorian history including the trial and sentence of Cardinal George Pell, Bourke street attacker James Gargasoulas, school girl killer Sean Price and the Christmas Day terror plotters.
Her versatile reporting style placed her as part of the Seven Network’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Tokyo Olympics Games coverage teams. Sharnelle has also reported from London, Los Angeles, Florida, China and New Zealand covering breaking news.
Back home Sharnelle co-hosts a crime podcast ‘Dead Bodies’ which goes out to an international audience of regular listeners.
As a trusted voice and experienced media professional she is regularly called upon to workshop media training sessions where she passes on skills to the corporate world. These workshops allow other professionals to learn how to clearly communicate their message and how to be confident in public speaking situations.