Steve Lewis has been reporting politics in Canberra since 1992 and has survived the near collapse of the Fairfax media group, three Prime Ministers, Mark Latham – and a career switch from the Financial Review to the News Ltd tabloids.
Drawn to the national capital by his lust for politics and fondness for pointy-headed policy, Lewis worked for the Fin until 2002 when he moved to The Australian as chief political correspondent. In late 2007, he was hired by the News Limited group publications – the Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Advertiser and Courier Mail – to report across the political spectrum.
During 17 years in the Gallery, Lewis has broken a string of big hitting yarns, including Ken Henry’s fondness for the endangered hairy-nosed wombat, John Howard’s “up yours” salute to Peter Costello from Athens and Kevin Rudd’s mid-flight antics on a RAAF VIP jet.
Lewis is also a foundation member of the House Howlers – the Canberra Press Gallery’s own choir whose crude attempts at political satire have thus far failed to draw any legal writs.
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