Chaplin promoted at FinderBy Jonas Lopez in Media News on Thursday, 15th October 2020 at 10:31pm
The Australian arm of consumer comparison website Finder has appointed Lauren Chaplin as senior shopping writer.
She is covering sales, fashion, beauty, home living, tech products, and reviews.
Chaplin had been Finder Australia’s shopping writer since early 2019.
Follow Chaplin on Twitter @LaurenKChaplin.
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“Under Kate’s leadership, news.com.au has grown into a fast-moving, driving force in the Australian news landscape. I thank and congratulate Kate on her contribution and the news.com.au team for their extraordinary energy and focus,” said Miller.
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