|Name Jill Singer||Role Journalist|
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Jill Leonie Singer (1957 – 8 June 2017) was an Australian journalist, columnist and television presenter.
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Veteran journalist and broadcaster Jill Singer has died age 60 | MINi News
Singer began her career in journalism as an ABC radio trainee in 1984. She eventually became a senior reporter for The 7.30 Report on ABC and later presented the Victorian edition of Today Tonight on the Seven Network.
She presented for The 7.30 Report, The Arts Show, 2-shot and People Dimensions (ABC TV) She was the executive producer of ABC TV's national morning news and current affairs program First Edition. She wrote a weekly column for Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper between 1997 and 2012, and lectured in television journalism at RMIT University in Melbourne. She made regular appearances on The Conversation Hour (ABC 774) and on Sky News Australia's Melbourne Report.
In 1992, Singer won the Walkley Award for Best Investigative Television Journalist for Baby M, a story on the death of an infant with severe abnormalities. In 1997, Singer was highly commended at the Quill Awards for her Herald Sun column. In 1999, Singer won the Quill Award for Best Television Current Affairs report for an investigation into Exxon Mobil.
In 2010, Singer and Lisa Whitehead won the Quill Award for Best Television Current Affairs (less than 15 minutes) for a report on flaws in the criminal justice system's treatment of domestic violence victims.
Personal life and death
In February 2017, Singer was diagnosed with terminal AL amyloidosis. On 8 April, she married lawyer Anthony Brand. On 8 June 2017, a post by her family on Singer's Facebook page announced that she had died at the age of 60 in Melbourne, Victoria. She was survived by her widower, Anthony Brand, whom she married earlier in 2017, and her daughter Daine, born of a brief relationship when she was 23 years old.