The Quills: And the winner is…

Triple M Melbourne’s breakfast newsreader Seb Costello is going out on a high note, winning a coveted Quill Award at last night’s Melbourne Press Club dinner.


Costello picked up a Quill in the Radio News category for his coverage of Usain Bolt’s gold medal winning performance in the 100ms at the Rio Olympics.

He leaves for London next month to become the Nine network’s European correspondent, following in the footsteps of Tom Steinfort and Peter Stefanovic.

Seb was also a finalist in the Current Affairs category for his coverage of the Muhammad Ali funeral.  This Quill was won by Richard Barker and Michael Bachelard from theage.com.au for “Phoebe’s Fall”.

This podcast series documented the short life and brutal death of Melbourne woman Phoebe Handsjuk and prompted a review of the Victorian Coroner’s Act.

These two awards were among 27 Quills handed out at last night’s function at Crown Palladium with the Quills recognising excellence in journalism across print, broadcasting and digital media.

The Melbourne Press Club Awards are open to members and non-members, whose work is published, aired or broadcast in Victoria.

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