Sally Sara

Sally is a Walkley award-winning journalist, writer and author.

Sally has reported from more than 40 countries as a foreign correspondent with the ABC, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone.  She was the first female correspondent to be appointed to the ABC’s Johannesburg, New Delhi and Kabul bureaus.

Sally is an eight-time Walkley Award finalist and won for her television reporting on the famine in Somaliland.  In 2018, she was a finalist in the Graham Perkin Award – Australian Journalist of the Year.

Sally has won four UN Media Awards and been nominated for the AACTA and Logie Awards.  In 2007 she was selected as the International Women’s Media Foundation Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow in Washington DC.  She was Queensland Journalist of the Year and SA Young Journalist of the Year.

Sally has written for the New York Times and Boston Globe.  Her book, GOGO MAMA, profiled the lives of 12 African women and was long-listed for the Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award.

In 2011, Sally was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia, AM, for service to journalism and the community.

Stop Girl is her first play.

For more information and to buy tickets head to the official page for Stop Girl.