Who is Hedley Thomas? Age, Wife, Family, Wiki, Net Worth

Who is Hedley Thomas? Age, Wife, Family, Wiki, Net Worth

Hedley Thomas is an Australian investigative journalist and author, who has won seven Walkley awards, two of which are Gold Walkleys.

Hedley Thomas Age, Family, Early Life

Thomas’s birth date and Zodiac sign are unknown. He holds an Australian nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His actual born date and Zodiac sign are unknown.

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Hedley Thomas was born to his parents, Diana and Hedley Robert Thomas, in the family. He grew up with his father, a former Australian Air Force pilot. Growing up in a loving home, his parents have always supported him and his career.

After high school life, he promptly stepped into his job as a newspaper copy boy, serving the Gold Coast Bulletin. He now has formed his own family with his wife and children, living together contentedly.

Hedley Thomas Wife, What about his Children?

Journalist Hedley Thomas is married to his wife, Ruth Mathewson. The couple has a beautiful bond in their personal and professional life. After returning with the Courier to Brisbane in 1991, Thomas met his future wife, Ruth Mathewson, in late 1992.

hedley thomas wife

It was a Christmas celebration, and the couple had a great beginning and soon fell in love. Ruth is also a journalist with lots of outstanding works. After seeing each other for a month, she remarked to him, “It’s been lovely, but I am off to Hong Kong for a job.”

Hedley Thomas Career, What is his profession?

After completing high school, Thomas started his job as a newspaper copy boy for the Gold Coast Bulletin in 1984. After nine months as a copy boy he started a journalistic cadetship at the Gold Coast Bulletin, then in 1988 transferred to The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. He traveled to London as a foreign reporter for News Limited Australia for two years.

As a 22-year-old journalist there he covered historic events such as the fall of the Berlin wall and the Romanian Revolution. Thomas returned to The Courier-Mail in late 1991, staying there for 18 months. Thomas subsequently went to become the News Editor at the Hong Kong Standard for six months, before transferring to the South China Morning Post in late 1993.

There Thomas served in a variety of roles, including Senior Reporter, Deputy Features Editor, and Senior Writer. In 1999 Thomas returned to Brisbane and The Courier-Mail. In 2005 he won a Walkley award for a series of pieces on Bundaberg Director of surgery Jayant Patel, which he later used as a framework for the nonfiction book Sick to Death, released in 2007.

Literary Work Advancing Public Debate

The book also won the Queensland Premiers Literary Award for “Literary Work Advancing Public Debate”. In 2006 Thomas went to the Brisbane bureau of The Australian, and in 2007 earned a Gold Walkley for a series showing the misguided police pursuit of Mohamed Haneef, an innocent doctor accused of being a terrorist. After earning the award, Thomas left journalism in early 2008 to work in the resources sector, with a role in communications, investor, and government relations.

He returned to journalism with The Australian in 2010, notably covering sections of the AWU controversy around 2012. Thomas earned a second Gold Walkley in 2018, together with producer Slade Gibson, for the podcast series The Teacher’s Pet, a 14-episode study of the unexplained disappearance of Sydney mother Lynette Dawson in 1982. As of December 2018, the podcast series was downloaded 28 million times and was the only Australian podcast to hit number one place in the US, the UK, Canada, and New Zealand. He was recognized in the Melbourne Press Clubs Media hall of fame in November 2018.

How much is Hedley Thomas Net Worth?

Hedley Thomas estimated net worth is more than $1 million. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and novelist who has garnered renown through the podcast “The Teacher’s Pet” and “Sick to Death.” He has not opened up about his income yet.

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However, an average Australian journalist makes $80,000 per year. As he is a veteran, award-winning, and well-famed journalist, he must have a larger salary than average.

Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school Hedley Thomas attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Unfortunately, Hedley Thomas does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of Hedley Thomas’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and White
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Hedley Thomas’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried