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Award-winning journalist and former ABC producer with a unique approach to interviewing and panel facilitation


Award-winning journalist and former ABC producer, Meri Fatin is a versatile and sought-after interviewer and panel facilitator.

Current Work:
After several years producing at ABC Perth, she produced her own podcast Rare Air, a series of enlightening in-depth conversations with people quietly living remarkable lives.

Previous experience:
In 2016 she led the interviewing team for Perth Festival and the Empathy Museum’s “A Mile in My Shoes” project, giving audiences a chance to gain extraordinary insight into the lives of ordinary West Australians, including a sex worker, a militant activist and the mother of a transgender man.

Meri presented WritingWA’s monthly Cover to Cover series for Westlink TV and is a longtime presenter at RTRFM.

Meri has chaired numerous challenging conversations for the Perth Writers Festival, the Fremantle Arts Centre, Department of Health, Department of Culture and the Arts and the Disrupted Festival of Ideas with topics ranging from gender politics to public policy on obesity, and the cultural interface between China and Australia.

Meri Fatin has been the Master of Ceremonies for our Graduate Fashion Show since 2011 and has become an integral part this annual occasion. Each year Meri works closely with us to develop a script for the evening which is relevant and unique to the theme and location of the event. This involves research and discussion and I really value the collaborative nature of this relationship because I feel that Meri approaches the task in a serious, thoughtful and intelligent manner. It means that she actually gets what we do and she is able to communicate this to our audience. Meri’s involvement in our event goes way beyond just reading off a generic script, she always takes the time to make sure she pronounces all the names correctly and adds in relevant comments where necessary. The feedback we have received from our industry as well as parents is that Meri brings a sense of occasion to our event. Meri is definitely elegant, glamorous and has great stage presence, but more importantly she is professional, articulate, calm and confident North Metropolitan TAFE
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