Anne Maria is an author, journalist, television presenter and public speaker based in Sydney, Australia.
For 15 years, she was the National Arts Reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Anne Maria is the author of three novels. "Poker Protocol" is a contemporary story about middle Australia. Set in Manly, where the author lives, its a story of five well-heeled, mismatched friends who gamble on life and each other. “Weeping Waters” and “Pliny’s Warning” centre around the adventurous volcanologist Frances Nelson.
Anne Maria has worked at news organisations around the world. For 20 years, she was a reporter, presenter and producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation filing for cutting edge programs like “Foreign Correspondent” and “Lateline”.
As National Arts Reporter, she gained a deep knowledge of the arts industry and brought to audiences in Australia and beyond, stories of movers and shakers in arts and entertainment.
Anne Maria is an experienced public speaker and MC and has chaired many forums and debates.
In 2022 she was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW.
She’s a Director of the Copyright Agency and former Deputy Chair of the Australian Society of Authors.
In 2012, she won a Getty Fellowship in Los Angeles for arts journalism. A resident of the Sydney seaside community of Manly, Anne Maria was elected to Manly Council in the 90s and was instrumental in environmental , cultural and planning improvements for the area. She’s a Life Member of the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Born in New Zealand, Anne Maria trained in journalism in Wellington.