Journalist yells at clouds

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 13 2024 - 8:19pm, first published 7:00pm

So, there was this pigeon cooing just outside the window (and you all thought I was done ...), and I won't say who but one of the very respected journalists around here who, incidentally, expressed some scepticism about Topics' recent editorial interest in the goings on of the avian class, was vocal about getting the bird reporter on the case.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

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. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link:

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