About Us

Covering our great region…

The Express is distributed across our great far northern region including the major hinterland towns of Mareeba and Atherton. We distribute to more than 70 communities including remote cattle stations in Cape York. With a distribution of 9,000, you can be guaranteed to pick up an Express where ever your travels take you. Apart from being home delivered The Express is available through newsagents and numerous outlets, this coverage allows your message to get to a large and diverse audience. The secret is keeping it local. with this in mind The Express has become the paper locals prefer. Covering local issues, events, sport and the residents and families that make our region so great. We’re as local as you can get!

The Express Team

Carl Portella
Editor in Chief

Proudly local, Mareeba Express director Carl Portella has a passion for all things newspaper – your news and your business. With more than 33 years’ experience in the media industry you know you can rely on a local man with a passion for the local paper to set the news agenda.

Phone: (07) 4092 3464
Mobile: 0408 924 312
Email: carl@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Natasha Burton
Administration Officer/ Classified Executive

Natasha is your friendly first point of contact at The Express. Natasha is your go to person for the newspapers classified advertising, accounts, online and social network content, while providing invaluable support to the editorial team.

Phone: (07) 4092 3464
Fax: (07) 4092 6346
Email: admin@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Natasha Srhoj
Advertising Account Manager

With more than 10 years advertising experience, Natasha is the accounts manger who will work closely with you to help your business expand and your events succeed. Natasha will bring the excitement back into your business. Locally born and bred her community knowledge is invaluable.

Phone: (07) 4092 3464
Mobile: 0401 344 899
Email: natasha@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Phil Brandel

Phil has been in media for as long as he (or anybody else cares to remember). Having worked from Cairns and Darwin at the top of Australia to Launceston and Hobart at the bottom and a few places in-between.

Phil loves covering the stories that matter, this is his third time living in Far North Queensland so he must really love it!

Phone: (07) 4092 3464
Mobile: 0423 520 552
Email: phil.brandel@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

Rhys Thomas
Cadet Journalist

Being locally born and bred Rhys has his ear to the ground and cares about his local community. Being heavily involved in sport he’s always looking for new angles and new sports to spice things up.

Phone: (07) 4092 3464
Moible: 0473 408 049
Email: rhys@theexpressnewspaper.com.au

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