Simon Benson

Simon Benson

Simon Benson

Award-winning journalist Simon Benson is chief national political reporter for Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, where he has worked since 1994. He is the author of Betrayal.

During the events that led to the collapse of NSW’s Iemma government, one of the State’s most turbulent political periods, Simon was The Daily Telegraph’s NSW political editor, and also president of the NSW Parliamentary Press Gallery. A former environment editor, Simon won the Australian Eureka Prize in 2001 for environmental journalism. He grew up in Melbourne and studied philosophy before completing a postgraduate degree in journalism. Simon is married to SBS journalist Peta-Jane Madam and lives in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Woolloomooloo.