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Inside the Newcastle Herald with sports writers Josh Callinan, Renee Valentine and James Gardiner

Simon McCarthy
Updated October 9 2018 - 1:39pm, first published October 3 2018 - 3:30pm

It takes a special kind of journalist to write sport. One that doesn’t just cope under pressure, but goes looking for it.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.