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Phillip Coorey is an Australian journalist, currently serving as the political editor for The Australian Financial Review.

Phil Coorey
ResidenceCanberra, Australia
Years active1998–present
EmployerThe Australian Financial Review
AwardsPaul Lyneham Award (2012)

Coorey has covered federal politics since 1998, beginning as political correspondent for The Advertiser. In 2003, he spent two years as a New York correspondent for News Corp Australia, before returning to Canberra as the political editor of The Advertiser.[1]

He became chief political correspondent at Fairfax Media's The Sydney Morning Herald in 2006. During his seven years at the paper, he gained a reputation for being a journalist with key contacts on both sides of politics, who breaks major political stories.[2] He won the Paul Lyneham Award for Canberra press gallery excellence in 2012 and again in 2013.[3] In 2012, Coorey defected to sister newspaper The Australian Financial Review.[4]

Coorey also regularly appears on political panel television programs such as Insiders and Speers Tonight.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Coorey is married to Fleur Anderson, a fellow journalist at The Australian Financial Review.[5][6]


  1. ^ "About Us: Insiders". ABC. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Knott, Matthew (31 October 2012). "SMH's Phil Coorey flies to The AFR". Crikey. Archived from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ Brodtmann, Gai (28 June 2012). "Statements by Members: Coorey, Mr Phillip Speec" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Phil Coorey leaves SMH for Financial Review". The Australian. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Media couples: a (significantly updated) Crikey list". Crikey. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ Spain, Katie (15 August 2014). "Meet the Hamley Bridge farmer's daughter who is giving a new edge to the Women's Weekly". SA Weekend. Retrieved 9 September 2016.