Karen Lyon

Karen Lyon

Journalist & Academic

For more than two decades, Karen Lyon has covered Melbourne and its sporting obsessed culture. She was a political reporter before crossing over the boundary line to sport in 1999 and has been covering the world of sport ever since. Karen has witnessed some of the world’s biggest sporting events for The Age newspaper, and has been a regular contributor to the ABC’s sports coverage over the journey. The occasional television spot, and a slight addiction to social media means she has covered off most forms of modern media. Football, netball, tennis and cricket are her main sporting loves, but she will watch any contest that brings people together. As well as continuing to freelance as a journalist, Karen teaches Sport Education and Media at The University of Melbourne. 

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