Megan joined the NewsMail team in 2020. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the media industry and has held a variety of positions at various daily and non-daily publications in Queensland and Victoria. This is her third editorship.
Geordi started with the NewsMail in February 2019. Hailing from Rockhampton – she has a background in agriculture and rural reporting. She has a passion for writing rural stories, community stories and anything quirky that pops up. Geordi is enjoying her new home in Bundaberg and is looking forward to getting to know the community better.
Rhylea relocated from Brisbane to join the NewsMail team in 2019, but now claims she is a Bundy local through and through. While journalism is where her heart lies, Rhylea has previous experience in media communications, as well as freelance writing and graduated from CQUniversity with a degree in journalism and public relations. Rhylea is passionate about business, human interest and opinion pieces and enjoys writing stories with an emotional angle. Keen to make a difference in the community, Rhylea aims to provide a voice for minority groups and won’t shy away from issues like mental health, domestic violence and human or animal rights. Rhylea also enjoys photography, is the worst cook you will ever meet, laughs at her own jokes and takes pride knowing she has reincarnated the original Milo and Otis film, with her own pet dog, Trevor and cat, Bae.
Crystal Jones started her career as a journalist at the Bundaberg NewsMail in 2007 when she was just a year shy of completing a Bachelor of Multimedia Studies at CQUniversity, Bundaberg. Having gained a Certificate in Journalism while still at high school, Crystal has long had a passion for writing and the media. In her time with the NewsMail she has filled such roles as reporter, news editor, production manager, sub-editor, designer, sports sub-editor, acting editor and now online editor and weekend editor. She also worked as a sub-editor and designer for papers stretching from Rockhampton to Biloela and beyond.
Mikayla Haupt is a Bundaberg local who started her career as a journalist at the Bundaberg NewsMail in 2016, just after graduating from Bundaberg North State High School. Mikayla is currently studying at the University of New England and working as a reporter full-time at the NewsMail. Throughout her time at the local paper she has covered a plethora of stories, from court to breaking news, agriculture, politics, business, health, entertainment and community news.