When Benita was nine years old she loved to liberally apply lip-gloss, dress like Gwen Stefani and dream of becoming a pop star. She also loved to read Jane Austen, watch BBC miniseries and obsessively study Romanov Family conspiracy theories.

Luckily for us, Benita has since abandoned her musical aspirations, yet her interests remain just as varied as they were back in 2004. Graduating from RMIT University’s prestigious journalism degree in 2015, Benita has covered everything from makeup-free selfies to political uprisings. She has also interned with some of Australia’s most respected news organisations including the Associated Press, Nine News and Ten Eyewitness News.

Benita currently works in production at Sky News’ Melbourne bureau.


Photography by Bianca Lamont