Libby-Jane began her career in her teens at the West Australian, as one of Australia’s youngest newspaper columnists. Since then, she has worked extensively in radio and print – from ABC radio to the South China Morning Post – as well as on TV, having appeared as an anchor, producer and reporter for every network in the country; SBS World News, ABC TV (Lateline), Channel 10 news, 9 and 7 (Today Tonight).
If anybody ever asks her about her days as a TV reporter, she repeats this conversation.
Friend: Hey, I saw you on the news last week!
LJ: Oh yeah. What story?
Friend: I don’t know. You were wearing a red jacket.
She was a household name in Hong Kong where she was a TV news anchor, a Beijing correspondent and a journalist with the SCMP, covering everything from Triad stories and typhoons, to politics and crime. She has been fascinated with crime stories since cutting her teeth as a court reporter for radio 6KY in WA. Even after motherhood forced her to downshift to a career as a freelance journalist, gossip relating to major crime stories has continued to fall into her lap.
She’s the author of Fatal Females; 13 crimes that gripped a nation & The Mommy Mafia – the Urban Dictionary of Mothers, following twelve years of observing the weird and wonderful world of parenthood. She’s also the author of the upcoming I Will Love You Until and crime novel Citizen Insane.
She lives in Sydney and has three sons; she will love them until the Statue of Liberty sits down.