Annabel Crabb spoke at the ADC Future Summit 2012. Annabel Crabb is the ABC’s Chief Online Political Writer and one of Australia’s most popular political journalists and commentators. As well as her online writing duties, Annabel currently hosts ABC2’s new entertainment series, Kitchen Cabinet; is a team member on the new ABC1 word game show Randling and regularly appears on Insiders and The Drum.
Annabel began her journalist career in 1997 at The Adelaide Advertiser and moved on to cover politics for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, where she was a columnist and sketch-writer.
From 2004 to 2007, Annabel was London correspondent for the Fairfax Sunday editions. At the end of 2009, Annabel joined the ABC, just when Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott were fighting it out for the Liberal leadership. On her first day Annabel’s online story got more than 100,000 hits.
Annabel is the author of “Losing It: The Inside Story of the Labor Party in Opposition” (2005) and the Quarterly Essay “Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull”, which won a 2009 Walkley Award.
In 2011, Annabel was a recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship which allowed her to travel to the US and spent two months meeting key players in broadcast news, examining innovations in political news coverage.
Before she became a journalist, Annabel completed arts and law degrees at the University of Adelaide, but decamped when a legal career threatened to become a reality.
Annabel has over 51,000 Twitter followers and can be found @annabelcrabb.