The Age editor extends leaveBy Neeraja Gopalakrishnan in Media News on Tuesday, 20th September 2022 at 7:21pm
The Age has announced the editor, Gay Alcorn will be on extended leave to “spend more time” with her husband who has been diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease earlier this year.
Deputy editor Michael Bachelard will act as editor in her absence.
Alcorn said that in spite of her plans to return, the family is facing a difficult time and she needs to take care of them.
“I want to thank Michael, who is an outstanding journalist and will do a great job as acting editor, executive editor Tory Maguire for her compassion and support and my executive assistant Caroline Hartnett for everything she does at The Age,” she said.
Alcorn will be on extended leave until the new year.
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