Our Team

Our Team

Mike Knott

Mike has been working for the NewsMail since 2010, putting to use the skills he learnt as a Fine Art student and a passionate photographer of beaches and beach life. His first photographic position was as a horse racing photographer in Cape Town, South Africa, and he later worked for the Daily Dispatch in East London, South Africa, in the advertising and editorial departments. Mike spent several years working for community newspapers in Auckland before joining the NewsMail team.

Carolyn Archer

Carolyn moved to Bundaberg in late 2011 and began her journalism career at the NewsMail in January 2012 as a cadet. Born in WA, she previously lived on the Gold Coast, where she worked as a marketing officer for a football club. Carolyn works on a range of general news stories for the NewsMail.

Emma Reid

Emma joined the NewsMail in January 2012 as the editorial administration assistant and is now a reporter. Emma and her family travelled around Australia prior to settling in Bundaberg two years ago and falling in love with the place.

Crystal Jones

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 and now online editor.

Shane Jones

Shane joined the NewsMail at the end of 2015 as the new sports reporter after completing a double degree in sports studies and journalism in 2011 at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. Passionate about sport, Shane has covered large events including the Australian Open, the Clipsal 500, and the Bathurst 1000 for multiple sporting organisations across the country. He also is heavily involved in social media with his twitter profile closing in on 1000 followers. In his spare time he likes to travel and plans on heading overseas to Europe at some stage in the future.