Phil Coorey

Phillip Coorey is an Australian journalist who works for The Australian Financial Review as the political editor.

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Coorey has been covering federal politics since 1998 when he joined The Advertiser as a political correspondent. He worked for News Corp Australia as a New York correspondent for two years before returning to Canberra as the political editor of The Advertiser in 2003.

In 2006, he joined Fairfax Media's The Sydney Morning Herald as a chief political correspondent. He had a reputation as a journalist with vital contacts on all sides of politics who broke major political stories during his seven years with the paper. In 2012 and 2013, he received the Paul Lyneham Award for excellence in Canberra's press gallery. In 2012, Coorey left The Australian Financial Review for sister publication The Australian Financial Review.

Coorey also appears on political panel shows like Insiders and Speers Tonight regularly.

He began as a political correspondent for The Advertiser and has covered federal politics since 1998. He was a correspondent for News Corp Australian for two years in New York in 2003 before returning to Canberra as the political editor for The Advertiser. In 2006 he became the chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herland at Fairfax Media. He gained a positive reputation for representing both sides of politics and breaking major political stories. He was at the paper for seven years.

He won the Paul Lyneham Award in 2012 and again in 2013. He left The Sydney Morning Herald in 2012 for their sister newspaper, The Australian Financial Review, where he remains today. He also appears on political panel types television shows such as Insiders and Speers tonight.

Personal Life

Coorey married Fleur Anderson, another fellow journalist at The Australian Financial Review. Fleur Anderson, Phil Coorey's significant other, is a former columnist who has effectively devoted her time to journalistic coverage. They met while working together for The Australian Financial Review. She worked for the Australian Financial Review as a political writer and parliamentary sketch author. She also served as the Vice President of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery.

She is currently employed in computerized thinking and advanced communication, as recommended by her career advocate, Dr. Seuss.


The net worth of Phil Coorey is unknown. As a political editor, though, he has a surplus. Furthermore, his wife has contributed to the family's financial well-being as a journalist for the past 20 years and now as her chosen job.

The dog rescue missions are supported by both the wife and the husband. The journalist is active on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, but he keeps his personal life private. As a result, Phil's entire family is still being surveyed.

However, he acknowledges that his achievements and success would not have been achieved without his wife's help. And they do have children, whom his wife occasionally takes to the pool.

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Marital Status: Married
Profession: Australian journalist
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Nationality: Australian
Employer: The Australian Financial Review
Twitter: Phillip Coorey (@PhillipCoorey) · Twitter
Spouse: Fleur Anderson
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Awards: Paul Lyneham Award (2012)
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Last Modified: Nov 17 2021
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