Youssef Saudie is a journalist. He was an ABC News trainee journalist and the Editor-In-Chief of The Swanston Gazette. He did this while finishing his journalism degree at RMIT, where he won Highly Commended for Best Investigative Journalism at the 2021 national JERAA Ossie Awards. He was formerly the Executive Producer and reporter for SYN radio's news program Panorama where he won Best Current Affairs segment for 2021 and a finalist in 2020 for the SYN awards. He has been a Youth Reporter for The Centralian Advocate and a part of the 2019 Youth Press Gallery of Victoria. Originally from Alice Springs, he is passionate about telling stories about minorities and groups who are underrepresented or misrepresented in the media. With his background of being an Egyptian-Muslim (who can speak Arabic!), born in Papua New Guinea, he aims to provide a unique perspective to the news.
Youssef has contributed to local, state, national and international news for ABC, Independent Australia, The Centralian Advocate, Vitality Volunteering Magazine NT, 8CCC radio, RMITV, SYN Media, The City Journal, and The Swanston Gazette. He has a keen passion for all platforms of journalism; including digital, broadcast, print, and photography.
His personal literary essay in Black Inc's newest anthology book edition Growing Up in Country Australia is now available.
Youssef's storytelling can range from culture, politics, health and environment, he finds interest in nearly anything.
Some stories about me talking about why I love stories.