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Meet Laura Tunstall

By ninemsn staff
Air date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Meet Laura Tunstall

To be honest I still feel like I’m pretty new to this TV business.

I'm the reporter who forgets her hairbrush and puts on the wrong colour foundation.

You see for the greater part of my career I could have worn my pyjamas to work and got away with it. That's because my background lies in radio — as a reporter and a newsreader.

During my years at 2UE and 2GB there were many memorable moments.

Reporting live from the Beijing Olympics, being one of the first reporters on the ground at the Kerang train disaster in Victoria, covering major crime stories across Sydney, and reading the news during the Bali bombings are just some of them.

The beauty of talkback radio is that everyday people are able to have their say about what really matters to them. A television show like A Current Affair offers that same opportunity. We present more than just news stories. We tell people's stories.

On ACA — the stories that stay with me are the tales involving ordinary people who came to us for help. A disabled man who couldn’t afford to free his dog from the pound, the retirement village residents who were under siege from local gangs, the devastated women betrayed by a serial love rat and the young renters ripped off by a fake landlord.

A show like A Current Affair should be a voice for those who feel they don't have anywhere else to go. It's what sets us apart from any other news program. It has been a privilege to have been let inside the lives of so many of our viewers. I hope I can meet many more of you in the future.

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