For Rhanna Collins, leading a highly professional news and current affairs team is more than just dream job – it’s reality.
As Executive Editor of News at NITV News, Rhanna bears responsibility for overseeing and directing the production of NITV’s impressive – and award-winning – news and current affairs programming.
It’s often said that an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; and for Rhanna, being a third-generation Aboriginal journalist, it’s more truth than adage. She is the granddaughter of Aboriginal journalist Fred Wells, Australia’s leading industrial affairs correspondent (for the Sydney Morning Herald) up until his untimely passing in 1975, and the daughter of, well, in the spirit of full disclosure, me.
During this interview, Rhanna speaks about the pressures facing her team on maintaining an extended schedule of news and current affairs in a COVID-19 environment, then looks ahead to better days and taking her news team back on the road.