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27 October, 2021

New Editor for The Express

THE Managing Director of The Express Newspaper Carl Portella is happy to inform readers of the appointment of Robyn Holmes to the position of Editor of the local newspaper.


New Editor of The Express Newspaper, Robyn Holmes.

Robyn brings a wealth of experience in media, having started her journalistic career in the late 1980s before coming to Cairns in 1992 as the Features Editor of The Cairns Post. 

Robyn stayed with the paper for 14 years before heading off to local government to work for Cairns Regional Council.

In 2008, she then took up a position as the Managing Editor of the former newspaper, The Advertiser, but then returned to local government as Media Officer for the newly formed Tablelands Regional Council. 

In 2012, Robyn gained the position of Manager Marketing and Communications at Cairns Regional Council where she remained until last week when she joined the team at The Express. 

Robyn’s focus is very much on community news and ensuing the paper is the voice for the Tablelands and the wider community.

“I think our role is very much to be a voice for the community and to advocate for better services and facilities right across the region,” she said.

“Having spent a lot of time in local government, I know how important it is for media to collaborate with local councils to develop our communities, and to assist them to fight for government funding and services that will make our lives even better.”

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