Caroline Wilson has been the chief football writer for The Age since the start of the 1999 football season during which time she has been voted by the AFL Players Association as the football writer of the year (in 1999); and the AFL Media Association as the most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer – first in 2000 and again in 2003.
She has also won the Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards (in 2003)
and been highly commended four times.
Previously she worked for The Melbourne Herald for 12 years spending three years working in the UK and Europe where she covered four Wimbledons and three British Opens, the FA Cup final and the British soccer riots.
In 1982 at The Herald she became the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and in 1988 she became the first woman to win the AFL’s gold media award.
In 1989 she won the AFL’s silver media award.
Caroline has also worked in radio hosting the afternoon program for 3AW between 1994 and 1996 (winning the national AWARD in 1995 as best current affairs commentator) and during her five years with the Sunday Age between 1989 and 1994 was voted that newspaper’s journalist of the year in 1993 and best feature writer in 1994.
Currently she comments on football for both ABC radio and 3AW and recently completed three years as a panellist for Channel 7’s Talking Footy. In her first year on Talking Footy (2001) that program won the AFL media award for football program of the year.
She is married with three children.