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WIM National Patron

Introducing the inaugural National Patron of Women in Media, Caroline Jones.

Caroline Jones AO is an Australian television journalist and social commentator.

Jones joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Canberra in 1963 and later became the first female reporter for This Day Tonight. She then became a Four Corners presenter from 1972 to 1981. From 1987 to 1994 she presented a spiritually-focused radio program called The Search For Meaning on ABC Radio National, on which people told the stories of their lives.

Since 1996 Jones has presented the weekly biographical program Australian Story on the ABC.

Jones has won numerous media awards, including a Logie in 1972 and several Media Peace Prize Gold Citations. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988.

The National Trust of Australia voted Jones one of Australia’s Living Treasures in 1997.