In the first episode of Podcast Host Revealed, your host Andrew Menczel is joined by Walkley Award Nominated journalist and host of Schwartz Media’s daily news podcast, 7am.
Ruby started hosting 7am at the beginning of 2020 after working as a journalist at the ABC, where she was part of the national reporting team and hosted her first podcast, Barrenjoey Road. Earlier this year, Ruby released her first book with co-author Neil Mercer inspired by the Barrenjoey Road podcast, you can find it here.
In this episode, Ruby discusses the pressure of taking over from another host on an already successful podcast, the challenges of starting the job in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, how she deals with the full-on nature of news reporting and criticism from listeners, sexism towards women in the broadcasting sphere and shares some of her favourite memories in the past year as host of 7am.
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