Kellie Riordan Head of ABC Audio Studios
Kellie Riordan is manager of ABC Audio Studios, a podcast production house responsible for some of Australia’s most popular podcasts including Conversations, Short & Curly, The Real Thing, How do you sleep at night and Ladies we need to talk. ABC Audio Studios is part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Kellie was a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2014, where she published a widely-regarded paper on editorial standards in the digital age. The paper was featured by Nieman Lab (Harvard), BBC 4, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, and ABC Radio National.
Kellie’s been a trainer and leader for several ABC Radio teams, specialising in both airchecking and editorial standards. Kellie began her career in radio management in 2007 when appointed the Content Director of metropolitan radio station 612 ABC Brisbane. Previously she’s been an executive producer of current affairs program Mornings, a presenter with ABC Coast FM, and a reporter with triple j’s current affairs program Hack. Kellie was the founding producer of the award-winning Conversations with Richard Fidler, which is still Australia’s most popular podcast.
She’s won two Queensland Media Awards, two OPSO Media Awards, and was named ABC Radio’s Producer of the Year in 2007. She won the ABC’s Donald McDonald scholarship to study in Oxford in 2014 and as a news reporter was short-listed for the prestigious Andrew Olle scholarship for young Australian journalists.
She holds a Bachelor of Business degree (journalism major) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Diploma of Management.